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Is there hotseat?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Nintendo Switch' started by Craig_Sutter, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Craig_Sutter

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    Simple question... I know there is local lan multi, but can anyone with the game tell me if there is hotseat? It is the decision maker on whether or not I buy it for my son's switch.
     
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    No, there isn't.
     
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    You can play MP but only over a local network with someone else who has a switch and the game.

    I don't care about online play at all so thats a non issue for me, but not having hot seat is a weird choice. I'd probably only use it a few times but I would like to have the option.

    None of my friends play civ or enjoy these kind of games so its not a HUGE loss for me.
     
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    Only up to four players local multiplayer. This game would be too intensive for hotseat probably.
     
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    I really don't get the lack of hotseat. One would think that the game would see a human player and their moves exactly the same way it would the AI's, so I have my doubts as to whether it's due to any sort of technical limitations. Plus, if your Switch is having to monitor your opponent's moves and progress on their Switch/copy of the game, it's pretty much the same difference as far as strain on your system's resources. I have a sneaking suspicion that, like so many other (overwhelmingly negative from gamers' perspectives) developments over the past few years especially, it's more about the business model...in this case forcing consumers to buy an extra Switch and copy of the game in order to be able to play together.

    Firaxis/2K probably can (and SHOULD) patch in local hotseat multiplayer for the Switch version, because they're killing one of Civ VI's biggest potential selling points: immensely fun local multiplayer. A lot of (if not most) folks don't have friends with a Switch, let alone another copy of Civ VI; offering LAN play as the only multiplayer option is simply a broken concept.
     
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    Yeah... the main reason I am not buying it.
     
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    Yeah same here, I was going to buy it but no hotseat is a deal breaker for me.
     
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    I'm just happy that there is a multiplayer option. Most of my time with the CIV franchise has been as a single player. I have only 2 friends who own a Switch and neither care for CIV anyway. I'm more interested in getting the 2 dlc that have come out for the pc version.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance but what is ‘hotseat’ ?
     
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    Using the same device for multiplayer with a buddy. For desktop computers that means sitting down, doing your turn, getting up (or sliding the mouse across the table) to let your buddy to do his turn, then he gets up and you sit down, ... "hotseat".

    Hotseat is a multiplayer option for the PC version, but not the Switch.
     
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    Hotseat has been patched in.
     

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