Civilization V platform question!
Will Civilization V ever come to console like Civ Rev? If so when and what consoles? Would you like so see this game on a console?if so why?
Hell no, you have your CivRev, so have fun. But seriously, doubt it as it is usually massively coded, so....... probably not.
Originally Posted by Fuzzyp329
If they made enough money of civ rev i don't see why they wouldn't make a version of civ v too.
CivRev was an exercise to make the series more profitable by tapping into more amateur markets; I read in an interview with Sid that he felt the game had become too complicated for people to just pick up a new one and try it out. They wanted to make games shorter (a few hours max), in order to tap into those markets too.
Originally Posted by thefluffyrocker
That being said, CivRev was also a highly simplified version of the series; I certainly hope that CivV is nothing like it, and if it is, I will be highly disappointed. If it isn't, I'll be happy, but I do not foresee them being able to convert it into a console game.
I think people are looking at it all wrong. Civ rev wasn't civ 4 for consoles, it was civ rev. Same as if there is another civ for consoles it won't be civ v or a dumbed down version it will be civ [follow on from rev].
Originally Posted by mcl.denis
They already stated that while gaining some experience from rev, v will be like traditional civs in it's complexity, not a dumbed down version of the game. And tbh with the new combat system in particular it seems to be mirroring that consept as 1 unit per tile is far from dumbed down, if anything it is ranking up the difficulty level and complexity you can include.
If they do make a civ [follow on from rev] then it may be in turn influenced by the changed in civ v but it will still be civ [follow on for rev]
Last edited by thefluffyrocker; 03-19-2010 at 09:27 AM.
I hope they don't make a "civ [follow on for rev]"
I feel like it devaluates the entire series. Anyone agree, or am I being too elitish to think the civ pc versions are far better?
To be fair i think it's simply elitism :P
Originally Posted by kingdmen
In reality you shouldn't think of it as civ, or diluting the series as in reality it has very little to do with the game we play.
It's like the difference between an F1 racing game and something like Gran Tourismo. Their both racing games and both challenging in their own right but they are really completely different game that are generally alike.
Thats the same between civilization and rev. They both turn based world domination strategy games that are generally alike but actually are completely different styles of game.
Slightly similer but quite different player will play these games.
The other advantage to more games like rev for both the series, the players of the normal game and the developers is that it exposes more people to the game. Many people will simply stick to a rev style game, finding a normal civ game too much, but many people will be introduced to the civ world by rev and any sequels and will likely move onto the PC version looking for a more hardcore version of it.
That will equal more players, more sales, more money, more success and therefore more chance of a civ 6.
It's also a testbed for small features that can be added to the 'real' game which can improve it a lot, like the interface.
Taking ideas from a simpler game is not always a bad idea.
If you think about it the 1 unit per tile idea is stolen from a much simpler game than civ and it should immensly improve the game. Not because it will make the game simpler, but because it will make the game better to play and more complex.
While it's nice to feel superior over these little ones playing their simple childish consoles, blinkering yourself to the opportunities and possibilities available by having them is just limiting the opportunities the series can provide.
Last edited by thefluffyrocker; 03-19-2010 at 09:50 AM.
amateurs markets ? wow ps3 is a pro gaming machine
If they want to make Civ Rev 2 for consoles, more power to them.
As for Civ 5?
No, no, and no.