As best I can tell, Zoom-To-Cursor (an interface feature where using the scroll wheel to zoom in or out centers the zooming on the position of the cursor instead of the centre of the screen) has made it to civ5! While this video was not the best I've seen, it confirmed at several points that this significant interface improvement had been implemented. For example at 22:28 in that video it can be seen in effect. It can also be seen at 12:40 but it's not the easiest thing in the world to spot. It's little things like this that make the game more a pleasure to play, but tend to go unmentioned in all the hype about hexes, combat, wonders and all those other cool, sexy or organic things. To those who are confused about why I'm so excited about this feature, wait til you get your hands on the game and discover how easy and intuitive it is to use this sort of zooming. It's really hard to describe how nice it is to use. All I can tell you is that once you've played a game that uses it (Supreme Commander is the main game I know, but I'm sure there'd be others), you find it hard to go back to games that don't use it (e.g. civ4). Also, this bit in the manual (page 15) appears to confirm it: So you can even disable it if you so desire (but you won't ). EDIT... Hmm, actually I think I have this backwards. The alternate cursor zoom mode might only affect zoom-out, as the description implies, so this alternate option is something that you'd want to enable. Ack, it's hard to describe how this works - see it when you play the game. Thanks Firaxis!