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Dennis Shirk Interview @ VG247

Discussion in 'News Updates' started by Thunderfall, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    VG247 published an interview with Civilization V producer Dennis Shirk yesterday. In the interview, Dennis confirmed Civ5 will be exclusive to the PC platform and will not be ported to consoles:

    He also talked about a new interesting strategic view for the first time:

    Other things mentioned include piracy, DRM choice, and strategy genre in general.
     
  2. Rupe

    Rupe Chieftain

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    This is what I have been waiting to hear. This makes up for any of the things I have been worried about like the Steam thing. They have won me over as of now and might just get me to fork out more cash for one of the special editions.

    When they said no porting to consoles and its for the hardcore audience they won.
     
  3. Grey Fox

    Grey Fox Master of Points

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    The Strategy View sounds awesome, would love to see a screenshot of it.
     
  4. BCAgamer

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    I love the idea for a strategy mode in Civ. They did that sort of thing in Galactic Civilizations and I found myself using that more than the regular view. I doubt I'll be using it that much is CiV though :)
     
  5. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Strategy view sorta sounds like the all-map view in Supreme Commander and I loved it then to. The globe view is fine and all but there's no button to just show my empire's territory! I'll find myself going in between the Strategy and "Tactical" views often to better coordinate those mass continental amphibious landings. :lol:
     
  6. Mango Elephant

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    Strategy View is so cool, this is like the best thing in CivV (for me, that is).
     
  7. KMRblue1027

    KMRblue1027 The Crown!

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    If the strategy view is 2d it may allow people who don't have good graphics cards to play, if they play purely in that view.
     
  8. Zhahz

    Zhahz PC Gamer

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    Would be cooler if you could zoom out to the strategy view, ala galciv. In that game you can zoom to just about any level and if you zoom out far enough the map changes to the "board game" look which is nice to see the whole map (particularly on massive galaxies/maps). The units, etc get iconized and you still retain full control/gameplay.

    This sounds similar just without the ease of zoom.
     
  9. Liquidated

    Liquidated Goofed Up on Cough Syrup!

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    Zero chance of there being anything remotely console flavored CiVwise is reassuring; that much less brain drain on the dev team.

    Can see easily see people using the 2D mode as an excuse to make ever larger maps to play on:lol:

    Cheers!
    -Liq
     
  10. DalekDavros

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    I'm glad to hear CivV will (I'm assuming) have achievements. The ones in CivRev weren't great for the most part (as they were all pretty unimaginative things), but the CivRev record-keeping (what leaders have you beaten at what difficulty levels, what leaders have you won at with what victory conditions and what levels, etc.) was fun.
     
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    The 2D option sounds fantastic! Graphics stopped me from getting Civ4 for two years, but I might be able to get into CivV right away rather than waiting for 2012...
     
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    I'm not actually happy with most of what I've heard about Civ V, and I am a hardcore player since the first one. I think Civ V will be ok but not as good as Civ IV.
     
  13. f35acepilot

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    ...does this mean that they may be a small chance that it will be possible to play civ V on my netbook? Awesome!
     
  14. Grey Fox

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    As long as it will start I guess :p
     
  15. Johnny Be

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    Hardcore graphics!! Sweet! :clap:

    Give me some clean meaningful icons instead of fluffy animations and I'm a happy strategy player! :thumbsup:
     
  16. katipunero

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    once again, PC wins.
     
  17. kounoupi

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    The strategy layer is a very welcome surprise! In GalCiv it was an excellent tool, it made having a full overview of a large empire easy while maintaining the ability to play normally (assign orders to units, build queues etc). I already see myself playing most of the late game warfare zoomed out...
     
  18. NubianMercenary

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    True though,

    Us Tactical Gamers are becoming a dieing breed... Outside of South Korea that is xD.
     
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    Good news for low end PC's and of course to PC gamers worldwide.
     
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    That strategic view thing is really good especially when i am at office i can play civ V with my poor laptop :)
     

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