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Civilization VII Announced at Summer Game Fest

One of the many announcements made at the 2024 Summer Game Fest was Civilization VII, a new entry in the venerable Sid Meier strategy franchise. The game is currently set for a 2025 release date, but a gameplay showcase is promised for August 2024.

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The announcement came with a teaser trailer, although no gameplay was shown. The teaser showed several carved tableaus of various ages, from the Ancient and Classical to Modern and Industrial ages. Classic Civilization Wonders like the Pyramids of Egypt and Great Wall of China are visible, but perhaps the most interesting part of the trailer came at the end where it was shown that the game is planned to release on consoles like the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, rather than the usual initial PC release. An end card also promises a gameplay showcase for sometime in August 2024.

You can watch the trailer via Youtube below:

Also announced at the Summer Game Fest was Lego Horizon Adventures, a Lego adventure game themed around Horizon: Zero Dawn and Forbidden West. A remake of 2002 Playstation 2 Horror game The Thing was also announced just before the awards began, and is headed to all current consoles.

Civilization VII is in development and will release in 2025 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.

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Elliot Gostick
Elliot is a staff writer from the mist-shrouded isle of Albion, and has been covering gaming news and reviews for about a year. When not playing RPGs and Strategy games, she is often found trying (and failing) to resist the urge to buy more little plastic spacemen.