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Civ V lore - is it set in the far future?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by salty mud, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. salty mud

    salty mud Deity

    Feb 21, 2006
    die Schweiz
    I've pondered this topic since the game was originally released. There are a few things to me in Civilization V that hint at the game being set in the far future, and humanity is rebuilding after some sort of catastrophe. Ancient Ruins are the strongest piece of evidence I think; one can explore them for cultural artifacts from past empires, scientific marvels already discovered or your units can find advanced weaponry inside. Therefore, the technology has been researched before by civilisations past and unknown.

    Not only that, but the narrator often refers to your empire "rising again" and "once again building a civilisation." Sounds clear to me that this isn't your civilisation's first time in the planet!

    Just an interesting little thought experiment. The game seems to be referring to the potential cyclical nature of the universe, with history playing out slightly differently each time. What say you? Have you any other evidence?
    8housesofelixir likes this.
  2. Tinkerharrison

    Tinkerharrison Chieftain

    Sep 25, 2020
    Kinda makes sense, especially when you about all the rulers from different ages, that come together.
    I always thought that this was a bit weird, but if you think about it, from the "cyclical nature" view, the whole thing makes a lot more sense.
  3. Powerwise

    Powerwise Chieftain

    Nov 6, 2007
    There are those who believe that India was involved in a nuclear war in its ancient past. If it wasn't with aliens, then it would have been with another human civilization who had split the atom. Do you ever listen to Coast to Coast AM?
  4. fatusblobus

    fatusblobus Chieftain

    Jun 15, 2013
    The leaders are colonists from Alpha Centurai, augmented with technology to become immortal. They have travelled back to Earth to recolonise it as an experiment. A game, if you will. The unspoken truth of the immortal leaders is hidden in plain sight.

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