This page is a compendium of information on the elements and mechanics of the latest Civilization game, assembled from screenshots, gameplay videos and online previews. 

Civilization VI

Recent News and Updates (detailed change log)

20 December 2016: The first major patch and DLC for Civilization VI are now available for download. These include the Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack, and the Vikings Scenario Pack.

21 October 2016: Civilization VI is now available for purchase in most regions. I'll make a final pass to update various entries to the state of the released game as time permits. Thanks for visiting the site, and enjoy the game!

12 October 2016: An announcement video for Gorgo as the alternate leader for Greece is up.

5 October 2016: First Look video and blog for Russia is up. Unless there are some hidden surprises, all the civilizations that will be in game for release have been revealed. I still have some catching up to do on updates related to the recent gameplay videos.

29 September 2016: There are a variety of new pre-release gameplay videos up today, including complete looks at the tech tree and late game units. It will take me some time to process the information.

Also, I was a guest participant in eXplorminate's Strategic eXpanse #28 Civilization 25th Anniversary podcast, which is now up.

28 September 2016: First Look video and blog for Arabia is up.

26 September 2016: First Look video and blog for Sumeria is up.

21 September 2016: First Look video and blog for Rome is up.

14 September 2016: First Look video for Greece is up.

06 September 2016: First Look blog and video for Norway is up. Firaxis also did a livestream showcasing Norway and religion.

03 September 2016: First Look blog and video for Kongo is up.

30 August 2016: First Look blog and video for India is up.

23 August 2016: First Look blog and video for Spain is up.

18 August 2016: During Firaxis' livestream today, the leader list in the Civilopedia was visible, revealing all of the remaining civilizations. Greece does appear to have two leaders.

17 August 2016: First Look blog and video for Germany is up. There are also a variety of new gameplay videos up from Gamescom 2016 in Germany.

09 August 2016: First look video for Scythia is up.

03 August 2016: A number of previews featuring 150-turn gameplay have posted today. I have made a variety of updates and will continue to add more over the next few days.

02 August 2016: First Look blog and video for Brazil.

26 July 2016: First Look video and blog for France.

21 July 2016: First Look video and blog for the Aztec civilization, which is part of the pre-order bonus DLC.

19 July 2016: First Look: China (YouTube) / Civilization.com: Qin Shi Huang Leads China.

14 July 2016: First Look video: The Art if Civilization VI.

12 July 2016: First Look video: The Development Team.

8 July 2016: First Look video and blog for Japan.

6 July 2016: First Look video and blog on Egypt.

30 June 2016: First Look video: Builders, and blog on automation.

28 June 2016: England has been announced.

23 June 2016: A version of the E3 video with sound and music, and narration by Sean Bean is up on the official YouTube channel.

14 June 2016: Firaxis/2K has released two short featurettes on Unstacking Cities and America. Also, the German print magazine Gamestar has revealed some information on a few civilization uniques. I have added a few updates.

14 June 2016: Firaxis/2K has shown a new gameplay video at E3 that has a lot of new information. I have posted a variety of updates.

02 June 2016: The official site posted a City-State blog featuring three more screenshots.

01 June 2016: A few new screenshots have surfaced. See list of updates here.

25 May 2016: A second round of previews are out, with a short canned gameplay video and some commentary from hands-on experience. I have updated the overview page with most of the new information.

11 May 2016: Civilization VI has been announced for PC with a release date of October 21, 2016. I have put up a really quick overview page with a list of features, some preview links, and the few units visible in the three released screenshots.

09 October 2015: The Civilization: Beyond Earth expansion Rising Tide is now available for purchase in North America.

26 September 2015: Firaxis has revealed the fourth and final new faction, Chungsu.

22 July 2015: A variety of new previews and gameplay videos are being released today; check the change log for updates over the next few days.

17 June 2015: Firaxis is showing a bit of Rising Tide at E3. Check the updates for new information and links to previews and gameplay footage.

18 May 2015: Firaxis has announced an expansion for Beyond Earth, titled "Rising Tide," targeted for Fall 2015 release. It adds four new factions, dynamic leader traits, aquatic cities, two new biomes, and new hybrid affinity units. I have put up a quick overview of the new features.