In IGN's pre-review, Dan Stapleton mentions this awful bit of news: If there’s one aspect I’m less than enthusiastic about right now (other than that you can’t rename cities)... Although I suspect I know the reasons why, I cannot fully vent my sadness over this. Part of what's fun about Civ6 to me is to be able to role play as the Civ I play. Using my rudimentary language skills to make up city names, give my cities stories, and make the Civ truly my own is a great joy for me. I'd hate to have to mod my game right away just to get this ability back. While I understand that for multiplayer purposes, randomizing and locking the city names makes some balance sense - I don't fully understand why this ability would be taken away in single player. Thoughts? Looks like Civ6 will be a great game, but I still find this news to be terribly saddening.