Turn-based strategy sim Civilization VI comes to PS4 this November

Details on the Rise and Fall, Gathering Storm expansions as well as online multiplayer

It has been over a decade since Sid Meier’s Civilization has graced a PlayStation console and it is my extreme pleasure to share that the critically acclaimed turn-based strategy series is coming to PlayStation 4 this winter!

Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game where you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. The latest entry in the franchise, Civilization VI, offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map; your actions help boost technology and civics research; and competing leaders pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race to achieve victory.

That’s not all: the Expansion Bundle that includes both Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm adds a host of additional civilizations and leaders, new gameplay systems and depth, and unique challenges to the Civilization VI experience.

  • In Rise and Fall, your choices will either inspire Loyalty or risk rebellion as you fight to maintain your empire and propel your civilization into a Golden Age. Lose your peoples’ Loyalty and you may find yourself in a Dark Age, but don’t fear – you may be able to rise again and trigger a Heroic Age.
  • In Gathering Storm, the world is more alive than ever. Natural disasters like volcanic eruptions or storms can pillage or destroy your improvements and Districts. An evolving global ecosystem, shaped by your choices, can change the planet’s climate for better or worse. And, with the addition of the World Congress, you can make your voice heard among the other leaders of the world.

We’ve taken great care to ensure that not only Civilization VI looks great, but that it plays well.

The controls and UI are optimised for a controller experience, and you’ll find accessing information and moving about the map is a breeze. Our goal was to create a controller experience that gives the player total control over the map, menus and movement – and we believe we accomplished that.

Through the power of the PlayStation Network, Civilization VI will allow up to four players to engage in online multiplayer. Form alliances with friends as you race to outwit and outmanoeuvre the competition, but don’t forget: alliances can be broken at any time and surprise wars can catch even the most skilled player off guard. Your friend today could end up being your greatest foe tomorrow!

Civilization VI on PS4
Not familiar with the Civilization series or Civilization VI? Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. While you wait for Civilization VI to drop this November, here are a few tips to help you dominate the competition.

Don’t ignore Barbarians

Barbarians are big trouble in the early game. These lawless savages will send out Scouts to look for cities to pillage, so take them out when you see them. Recruit some Warriors and Slingers early to defend your cities and borders, and make it a priority to clear Barbarian camps when you find them

Plan your cities

Don’t just plop down a city anywhere! Take the time to scout the area around you. Look for a source of fresh water nearby, a food source you can harvest such as Wheat or Rice, and any Luxury resources or natural wonders to boost your city’s development.

District placement is also a vital part of your strategy for success. Placing the Science District next to mountains will grant you extra Science points each turn, while placing the Commercial district next to a river will bring extra revenue. Plan your cities and specialize them to get the most out of your empire.

Embrace the Eurekas

Science and Culture will allow you to unlock new Techs and Civics to grow your empire, leading to new units, Districts and Wonders. Certain in-game actions will trigger Eurekas, reducing the time needed to research some Techs and Civics. Settling a city on a coast will give you a boost for the Sailing technology, while defeating a unit with a Slinger will trigger the Eureka for Archery. Check the Tech and Civics trees in-game to learn more!

Choose a leader that fits your style

One of the best parts of Civilization VI is that there are so many different ways to play, and every leader and subsequent civilization have their own unique playstyles. China, for example, can complete Wonders faster thanks to its unique bonuses and the ability of its Builders, while Rome favours territorial expansion and trade to accumulate wealth. Spain will tend to play an aggressive Religious game with various military bonuses linked to fighting civilizations with different religions. Try them all to see which best fit your preferences.

Know which victory to go for

There are several different paths toward victory in Civilization VI. The simplest to start with would be the Domination victory, which requires you to use your army to occupy all capital cities on the map. Be the first to colonize Mars for the Science victory, or build world Wonders and become the preferred tourist destination of the world to win a Culture victory. How you win is up to you and your playstyle!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on Civilization VI. Take one more turn with Civilization VI, along with the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm Expansion Bundle, on 22nd November, 2019.

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Yes yes yes! Can’t wait!

Looking forward to it.

This game were actually released on Switch in 2018, and were a proper port.

Some even said that Civilization 6 is the best portable gamer ever.

Superb stuff – a series of which I’m very fond indeed!

Will there be mouse support ala other PC ports to PS4 like The Sims 4, etc. though? While adapting to controllers is always appreciated when it’s done well, using a USB mouse on PS4 for these kinds of titles is always a good perk to have. :)

Xbox One officially supports mouse+kb in games in SDK, but i don’t know if it’s a official thing on PS4.

Switch version uses touch screen, but store page doesen mention additional mouse support, but is not really needed on that one. Time will tell if it supports mouse.

The port itself should be great. 2018 console version is highly praised as a masterpiece of ports.

What a fantastic year for strategy games on the PS4. I’ve enjoyed both Stellaris and Planetfall, and eager to welcome Civ into the warm, cosy club!

Yeap. Great year for strategy fans.

Im mean the Tropico 6 is released tommorow. And Cities Skylines caught up with PC version two days ago (with Campus DLC finally released)

And Northgard should be coming next week on ps4 too!

Do you know something about the languages that will be avalible in the game? The polish dubbing in PC version is great, so I wondering what languages wiil be on consoles.

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