1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

New Civilization Game Announced In Take Two Financials

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Gunner, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Gunner

    Gunner Emperor

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,389
    Location:
    Goochland, VA
    It seems that Take Two has now announced that another Civ 4 expansion is on the way :cool:
    Here's the source from FiringSquad.com:

    Link to the new
    s post: http://www.firingsquad.com/news/newsarticle.asp?searchid=14511
    Link to Take Two financial report: http://ir.take2games.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=231968
     
  2. NKVD

    NKVD Cossack

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Messages:
    1,686
    Location:
    Stalingrad, Québec
    didnt read the link but is new game in the series to me sounds like civ 5 more than an expansion pack. But i guess thats from some journalist who doesnt know civ series at all...
     
  3. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    13,582
    Location:
    where mise
    Nah, the second link has this.

    "New content" is likely an expansion pack. It's way, way too early for Civ5.
     
  4. The Lance

    The Lance Warlord

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    108
    2008, if it's released in late '08 then it will be 3 years from the release of civ IV. Not being an expert on software development by any stretch I would think if they release an expansion that late it almost indicates they are not planning on putting the resources into civ V. However, a new game int that short of space seems under developed. Either it makes a quality civ V seem unlikely.
     
  5. grumbler

    grumbler Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2001
    Messages:
    492
    Location:
    In front of the screen
    The fiscal year of 2008 starts in november 2007. This likely means a release date this year before xmas, not late next year.
    If you look at Civ 1 - 4, they were each spaced four to five years apart. So I'd expect Civ 5 not earlier than late 2009; a two year development time should be enough for a substantial rework of the game.
     
  6. Willowmound

    Willowmound Wordbug

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,228
    Location:
    Afloat
    What about a spin-off game? "Civilization Chronicles: The Gandhi Code"; a role-playing, action game in which you guide Gandhi on a rambunctious adventure to retrieve his uncle's lost turban. Should be an instant classic.
     
  7. trundle

    trundle Warlord

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Messages:
    120
    Or it could be related content, such as another take on SMAC (*swoon* ... a man can dream, can't he?), Colonization, CivCity, etc.
     
  8. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    Napoli, Italy
    Trundle from an interview of Sid Meier it seems highly unlikely :( . EA has the rights and now that Firaxis is part of take2........
     
  9. ThERat

    ThERat Deity

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    11,378
    Location:
    City of one angel
    I truly hope it's an expansion. If Civ5 is developed under Take2, you can just forget that it would be a great game...Firaxis badly needs to get away from them...
     
  10. Wodan

    Wodan Deity

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    4,867
    Location:
    In transit
    Yeah. Generally you have to make it just before Thanksgiving (US holiday) to make the Xmas season.

    Wodan
     
  11. Antilogic

    Antilogic --

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    15,602
    Somebody has issues with Take2...

    I'm hoping the brutal awesomeness of Civilization is enough to overcome any bureaucratic morons that are above the core game designers.
     
  12. Dieters

    Dieters Chieftain

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Messages:
    19
    Thank you sir, for making me spit water on my monitor. :lol:
     

Share This Page