The fifth instalment in the Sid Meier's series comes exclusively to PC this Autumn!The next instalment in the popular Sid Meier's series will be built from the ground up to take advantage of the Civilization IV engine and will be released this Autumn exclusively on PC.
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization is currently in development at 2K's Firaxis Games development studio and will involve leading one of four European nations on a quest to conquer and rule the New World.
Gamers will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover the New World, and negotiate, trade and fight with both the natives and other nations as they acquire power and fight for freedom and independence.
2K say that, "colonization is a total conversion of Civilization IV that combines Civilization’s addictive “just one more turn” gameplay with all-new graphics and features that add more depth to the franchise. New features, such as a brand-new interface, improved diplomacy options and the included modding tools ensure that Colonization will be the next great title from gaming’s premier strategy game developer."
“We’ve received many requests from fans over the years to bring back Colonization and now seemed to be the perfect time to do that,” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “The Civilization IV engine provided a fantastic foundation for a new Colonization experience and allowed us to create something great for both new players and long time fans of the game.”
You'll be glad to know that you won't need the original Civ IV title to play the latest game.