That's pretty reasonable I guess, but I'd rather have full functionality for a very limited time
Those kinds of time-limits are super easy to crack, so I don't think they want to hand their game over to pirate release groups on a silver platter.
Like it'll be more than a week before a cracked version shows up on The Pirate Bay anyway...
Later today, 10 AM EST.
3 Civs (not revealed yet)
Techs up to Medieval era