What you need to know
- Civilization VI is a popular turn-based strategy game which originally launched on PC.
- It's coming to Xbox One in November.
- It features Xbox One X enhancements.
- You can preorder the game for $60 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Civilization VI is the latest installment in the acclaimed franchise. Civilization was originally created by legendary designer Sid Meier back in 1991. The series consists of many turn-based strategy games in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. You must lead a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age while dealing with all of the challenges that accompany advancement.
A few days ago, 2K Games announced that Civilization VI was coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It's already available on PC and Nintendo Switch. You can preorder the game for $60 through the Microsoft Store, but it's expected to launch on November 22. There's also an Expansion Bundle (opens in new tab) available for $50.
Civilization VI features Xbox One X enhancements and should look great on the system. It's unclear what the resolution and frame rate is at the moment. Hopefully, the game will run at 60 frames per second at close to native 4K rendering. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.
When Windows Central reviewed Civilization VI over a year ago, Jen Karner said that it "delivers a nearly flawless... experience that gives you everything you already love about the Civilization series, while adding new and interesting facets."
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Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
I'd be really interested in this if it were a Play Anywhere title. I already own it through Steam, but the promise of cross-save and Microsoft Store updatable version could convince me to drop another $60.
Any idea if the base game or the expansion includes Gitarja? I don't see that pack called out (Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack).
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