Jeff Briggs confirms: Civ 4 currently in developement

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Asmodean, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    Well, there is a reason it's call the CivFanaticsCenter!

    Myself, I'm just glad it's been 'confirmed.' I'm more than happy to wait at least two years for it. I still haven't played Conquests yet. Seeing has how I've been playing PTW since it's been released (with the odd sabatical) I have plenty to occupy myself until C4 is released. Hey, there's a thought. . . C4 is pretty explosive. . .I wonder if that means Civ4 will be explosive too! ;)
     
  2. Jeff_ATARI

    Jeff_ATARI Atari

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    Thanks, Grey Fox. I think Atari & Firaxis learned a lot from the Play the World release, and I think you saw the impact of those lessons in the Civ Conquests release -- we are not afraid to delay a release on behalf of quality. Going forward, we have the advantage of continuity, since a lot of the same faces are working on these projects. While the reality is that there will always be some time pressure -- without it, most games would never be released at all! -- I can assure you that the team in place puts great emphasis on the quality of our releases, and Pirates! will be no exception.

    Best,
    Jeff Foley
    Atari
     
  3. drewgood

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    One thing I'd like to see is a more advanced AI. For example, when you create an alliance with a CIV and give them gifts, etc. it knows this and is more likely to keep future alliances down the road rather than turning on you when you advance.

    I'd also like to see deeper uniqueness in each period. More variation with each CIV. Tech that allows future advances and more SCI-FI elements late late into the game.

    Also, help us suspend disbelief. If countries advance to the modern era make ALL spearsmen/archers/warriors change to a BASIC unit. Maybe a low level CONSCRIPTION or GRUNT. I hate it that while my Modern Tanks beat there tanks and then I'm left killing Archers from 100's of years prior. These types of ridiculous elements should be modernized to keep the periods unique and consistent.

    I agree with those who ask for more diplomatic options, more techs and greater edit capability.

    I'd like to build helicopters that go at least a couple zones into the ocean. This type of unit that can traverse both land AND sea. (think hovercrafts)

    just some thoughts...
     
  4. Snoopy

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    Thanks for the more official word Jeff, I actually found it strange that the first anouncement of Civ4 was in an interview for Jeff Briggs.

    I would have excepted something like the Dinosaur Egg introduction on Firaxis' site or something. :)
     
  5. CanuckSoldier

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    drewgood, A more advanced AI would be great but we all don't have a "Big Blue" computer sitting on our desk. Firaxis has to tune the AI to run on the average computer of today, while making it the best of those CPU cycles.

    The other option is to come play with us MP Junkie's, I promise you won't be disappointed by our tactics and strategies :)

    CS
     
  6. Archer 007

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    I hope they include multiplayer from the start.
     
  7. warpstorm

    warpstorm Yumbo? Yumbo!

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    Or leave it out totally. I wouldn't mind a purely SP game. Putiing MP in after the fact doesn't work that well. It really has to be designed in from the beginning.
     
  8. CanuckSoldier

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    Heresy.....The Black Helicopters are now hovering over your house Warpstorm :)

    CS
     
  9. Asmodean

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    Of course we knew that the game would not come out in 2004. That's okay. As long as we know they're working on it ;)

    Jeff....your words are really reassuring, though. In a world, where too many titles are rushed out the door, it's good to know that Atari and Firaxis have learned their lesson, and know that quality must take presedence over quantity :)

    Asmodean
     
  10. frunobulax

    frunobulax High Sheriff of Catford

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    More like depression and feeling cheated, speaking as a Mac User.
     
  11. Archer 007

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    Even though I dont use multiplayer, it is clear that a great many of the players want it, so they should make it a key base engine component.
     
  12. Portuguese

    Portuguese Vassalising Spain

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    That's nothing. The worst fo that syndrome I've ever have I delay my bed time from 23h to 6h... :p


    @Padma: Why is there no CIV4 forum?!? :confused:

    Jeff, you and your folks have time: we are deitracted with C3C now ;)
    Just do the thing right :)
    And see ideas arround here and ask what you want :cool:

    Now, back to C3C :D
     
  13. Portuguese

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    Important is:

    - AI
    - Diplomacy
    - HOMM4 Graphics (moving scenario...)
    - 64 CIV hard-code (at least)/40 included
    - Battleship stats like (60/40/6) and all units reajustated to make more possible combinations in (A/D/M), and nore perfected
    - Very Powerfull EDITOR
    (SIMs included a face creator: Why not a unit creator in CIV4?)
    - NO BUGs
    :cool:
     
  14. Grey Fox

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    Why even have a hardcoded top-limit?


    And people, please post your ideas and suggestions for Civ4 in the Official Civ4 ideas thread.

    It's a sticky thread in the Civ3 - General Discussions forum.
     
  15. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    Portugueses: While "no bugs" would be wonderful, it's not going to happen. So let's confine our hopes to the more realistic extent of no game-breaking bugs (like the Vanilla Air Superiority bug).
     
  16. Drakken

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    I have not read the entire thread as I would rather be playing the game. So this idea may have been suggested. Please oh please scrap the current maps and move to a hexagonal mapping system. I believe this would be the greatest improvement in the game.
     
  17. Padma

    Padma the Absent Admin Administrator Supporter

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    @drakken: First, why not post this in the Official Civ4 Ideas Thread? ;)

    Second: this topic has been discussed ad nauseum. But it's been a while, so if you *really* want to discuss it again, go ahead. ;)
     
  18. kulade

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    Civ 4? I was just getting the hang of [c3c] !
     

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