- May 16, 2021
I haven't heard of even a tiny little rumour that anything Civ-like is being developed, so I would guess we will have to wait a long long long time. Anything before 2026 would surprise me.
Or they have just given up the franchise. I already found it remarkable that they refused to patch at least the biggest bugs that this 6 year old game of Civ6 still has.
I've kind of been thinking the same thing. It may be that they've moved on to other projects, feeling that the existing Civ's are enough. Looking at the timeline of the main games:
Civ 1 came out in 1991
Civ 2 in 1996
Civ 3 in 2001
Civ 4 in 2005
Civ 5 in 2010
Civ 6 in 2016
And at this point it's been 6 years since Civ 6. So, in the first 14 years they came out with 4 Civ games. In the last 16 years they've come out with 2. Perhaps we will see another in the next few years . . . but unless it's really a big improvement over the previous title, why should people play it, especially with the inflation we're seeing these days?