Civilization V Interview: Pete Murray

Randolph Ramsay caught up with Firaxis' Pete Murray at GDC 2010 to get the lowdown on what we can expect from Civilization V.

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cybrcatter
cybrcatter

The hexagon grid is deceptive: there's actually 2 fewer directions you can move vs. the square. I'm geeking out a little their commitment to make it easier for new players, but I think the team knows well enough to keep all of the depth that the vets demand.

Blubadox
Blubadox

oh no....don't make it easy to play.

hobobobo00
hobobobo00

DLCs make their way into every big game released, its not like civilization is a special case. if you want to stay current for MW2 you need to pay for multiple map packs and the same game repackaged every year, if you play any mmo there are monthly subscription fees which are wayyy worse than DLCs hey maybe civ's DLCs arent so bad after all? and at least they take alot of effort making the initial civ games, although the expansion packs admittedly don't look like they took too much effort

vinnie66
vinnie66

@cecpunkrock If you enjoy giving your hard earned(or parents?) money away then so be it. ------------------------------------ In most cases DLC's are cheaply compiled content that was already made or is recycled and A) didn't make it into the original release. B) was butter knifed out of the original intentionally and set to the side for the purpose of milking our wallets down the road C) is freshly made content but is generally so short or small it may as well have been just a patch and is hardly worth the price tag. -------------------- Star Craft 2 is a pristene example of butter knifing. Instead of DLC's though its full releases. A picture perfect example of milking us.---- PS : Sorry for the lines... no matter how I type my comments it wont register my paragraph spaces and I have no clue why.

cecpunkrock
cecpunkrock

Paid DLC is ruining gaming? Really? I have no problem paying for DLC, DLC is not a patch. DLC is extra actual content, and it allows the developer to still be able to make money. do you all realize what kind of economy we are in at the moment? I am all for supporting my favorite developers. maybe some more gamers should actually pay attention.

damo110011
damo110011

eerrrrrrrr CONSOLES need this not just stupid pc plus if on consoles as well = more money!!!! 2firaxis are gay

nteger
nteger

I just bought Civ IV on steam because it was on sale. I usually don't play large strategy games, preferring to stick with smaller tactical ones like DOW 2, but I actually really like it and I'll probably buy the collector's edition of Civ V.

jeremy-
jeremy-

seany1399: i hate this interviewer! his voice drives me mad...sack him plz gamespot -------------- How rude, hes fine, and I actually think the weekly stuff they do is good and watch it occasionally. Perhaps rather than asking for somebody to be fired you might just give critic to improve.

Xaviuz
Xaviuz

A lot of the concepts sound great except the one unit per tile. Limit the stacks but not to one unit. Ah well hope they don't hardcode that and allow it to be either modded out or adjusted through a setting. Looking forward to this release.

nocturnalkisses
nocturnalkisses

well this interview was nothing new. he told us exactly what i read about a month ago on GS. i just hope they dont dumb it down for the sake of newcomers just to make money like how Civ Revolution was

fzd88
fzd88

Crazy to see how far this game has come. I still remember playing CIV 1 on DOS. :) Looking forward to this release. CIV BTS is keeping me busy in the mean time.

seany1399
seany1399

i hate this interviewer! his voice drives me mad...sack him plz gamespot

The_People
The_People

more accessible...uh oh...i really hope they don't dumb it down too much. as fun as revolutions was, it was nowhere near as awesome as any of the other Civs.

Angland
Angland

i used to love civ games but i my opinion the best was civilzation 2 and all since then have got worse and worse and less said about the revolution on xbox 360 the better. but saying that i will buy it because i know that civ games are the best at what they do . :D

it009x9281
it009x9281

I have played since civ1 on the amiga and the rest on the PC i cant wait for many more late nights of just one more turn:D

Johny_47
Johny_47

I honestly never really liked the Civilisation games because it's just slow 'turn based' strategy but this looks very good so might get it.

theoander
theoander

Is this pc only? I sure hope so.

ChevLss
ChevLss

2true! I had the PSX port of civ2& while good i'm sure PC was better.Also, these days most houses have consoles& PC's,so keep the PC games pure& port 2 consoles after is the way 2 go.If I want easy platform/shooter,etc games i"ll buy them for the console not my PC! It's strictly 4 games like Civ I bought it in the 1st place.

stakex007
stakex007

@vinnie66 Couldn't have said it better myself. Its so nice to have at least a few games that are not console/PC games, because we all know who gets the short end of the stick with thoes. If Firaxis wants to port this to consoles after they build it for the PC (if its even technically possible) then so be it... so long as they build it as a PC game.

PseudoElite
PseudoElite

@vinnie66 Well said. The dumbing down of console gaming and paid DLC is ruining both PC gaming, and gaming in general.

LeMarfanz
LeMarfanz

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MK-Professor
MK-Professor

I don't like the consept one unit per tile.

vinnie66
vinnie66

well said gijas agree 100% ! green_dominator I think most PC gamers agree that we've had enough of the taint that is console ports. I know I am. There is a reason I *invest* in a high end machine (a PC that is in case you're thinking your ps3 or xbox is high end.. it isnt...) and it isnt to see 90% of my game selection dumbed down in both graphics and gameplay to accomidate your little kiddy machine.

Funky47
Funky47

little worried with the 1 unit a tile but hell, it sounds to cool for me to care. This is going to be an Insta-buy for me :D

freebeema
freebeema

Oooooooooohhhhhhh. Very excited about this one. I better prepare my loved ones for this release, they may not see me in quite some time.

BrazNomar
BrazNomar

I actually think the not having +/- issue will bring a bit more challenge, thus making the game potentially more satisfying. Attacking the "clown" that was actually preparing an invasion while he was all smiles at you triggers that great" take that, you b..." feeling. XD

tmanook
tmanook

I would prefer to still see the pluses and minuses on the diplomacy screen. Without it, I would have to guess on all intricacies of the game engine. What can I say, knowledge is power and I can't react to what I don't know.

Commander-Thor
Commander-Thor

Although I doubt they will I hope Firaxis return to the evolving pictures of leaders that occurred in Civ 3 as you progressed through the technological ages - it never felt right having a leader in a sharp, modern suit in a well decorated room researching the wheel and commanding spearmen

green_dominator
green_dominator

Sounds like a damn good game, I hope it comes out for consoles too.....

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Civilization games have always delivered a satisfying response on the part of us gamers. This looks interesting and the animations and graphics look awesome too. Will be looking forward to the Fall release and more information on the gameplay.

ram_rob
ram_rob

They support MODDING!!!! that's amazing its not gone total war style and not give any tools. Like they said "are just going to really push modding to the next level".

Blubadox
Blubadox

I hope they don't strip down the gameplay for new players :(

Joesocwork
Joesocwork

The city/state concept really looks intriguing. I'm not sure I like the subtraction of +/- 's to the relationships w/ the other leaders or the loss of the other hardcore details; solid reliable feedback has always been an essential component for gameplay. I hope that cities can build more than one object at a time in this version. Meanwhile, I'm excited for this fall!

gijas
gijas

Hum, hope the AI is at least decent since I dont play live.