It's official!! The next expansion is called Brave New World, set to release this summer! A quick rundown: -9 new civilizations, including Poland (led by Casmir III, with the Winged Hussar UU and a UA that gives a free social policy upon entering an era); another yellowish civ is pictured in a screenshot, which could be Assyria or the Hittites, among others. -8 new wonders, including Broadway, Effizi Gallery, and the Parthenon. -International trade routes - send physical units back and forth with other civs, but Science/Religion/etc. can "leak out" to other civs along the way. -More complex diplomacy in the form of the World Congress, which initiates when one civ has met all other civs. Civs have a certain number of delegates and vote on two policies per session, like enforcing a trade embargo. The World Congress can help control runaways. -A "more active" strategy for culture victories is less dependent on turtling, as culture is now external. A culture victory is now triggered upon having "majority culture" with all other civs in the game. -Cities in the same civ can share food, production, and more with internal trade routes. -Great Artists are now Great Writers, Great Artists, and Great Musicians, all of which can create Great Works, which increase tourism. Great Works can be "hosted" in culture buildings (like Opera Houses) or the Great Library. -Archaeologists can investigate city ruins and ancient battle sites to find artifcats. -Near the end of the game, you choose Ideologies, which affect diplomacy more than the choice of Freedom/Order/Autocracy did previously (see the bottom of the post). From Polygon: From IGN: From GameSpot: From PC Gamer: From CVG: Here's an excellent interview from Rock Paper Shotgun that I'll just link to as it's incredibly long: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/15/civilization-v-brave-new-world-preview/ http://www.polygon.com/2013/3/15/4101742/civilization-5-brave-new-world-expansion http://uk.gamespot.com/news/civilization-v-brave-new-world-expansion-announced-6405372 http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/03/15/c...orld-announced-expands-culture-and-diplomacy/ http://www.computerandvideogames.com/396294/civilization-vs-next-expansion-is-brave-new-world/ DISCUSS!