Firaxes and 2k are going to release the new version of civ rev on July 2nd, for iOS and android.
The game will be the first civ rev game to come after the release of Civ 5 so hopefully this means that it might share some characteristics with civ 5, a bit like Civ 5 for mobile (yes it actually existed).
The game from what screenshots have released will have updated graphics new game mechanics and so on.
One thing I was very surprised about though was the fact that it was not coming to PS4 and XBOX one, at least for now
<p><p><p>As it has been nearly a whole month since the introduction and the release of the Brave New World expansion pack I decided to try to predict the future roadmap for the Civilization franchise. So let’s get started.<p>Like Civilization 4 I would predict that Civilization 5 will have three different Expansion packs which would most likely mean that the last expansion pack will be released in the middle of next year 2014. Probably the year later in early 2015 firaxes would most likely announce Civilization 6 or a continuation of the civilization franchise. This of course is not sure as we have seen firaxes branch in to new Game franchises such as the quite successful game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. But if all goes well Civilization 6 will be announced in early 2015 and released between September and November for both Mac and PC and later in the following years introduce expansion packs for civilization 6. <p>All of this is speculation but it seams to be the most probable future for the civilization franchise.
Now lets get to bushiness. What could we expect for civ in 2013. For the first time I do not have an idea what we might expect this year as firaxes seemed to have stopped doing anything with civ world and for more than a whole year firaxes has not released a new scenario pack. Neither have they announced a new expansion pack yet. But there is still time so we will have to wait and see.
Something I think where the civilization franchise might be go towards to in 2013 is multitouch. We already have seen little hints this year as Civilization is now compatible with touchscreen Ultrabooks running the Windows 8 operating system.
But what will happen with civilization with mobile. Especially last year (2012) there was suddenly an explosion in mobile gaming and mobile usage. Firaxes reacted by making civilization 5 compatible with mobile but it did not really kick as it was only for very powerful android phones and civ 5 mobile did not support iOS neither tablets from android and iOS. Although what firaxes did do is make there Civilization Revolution mobile version with smoother graphics and more animations. But the thing Civilization Revolution is that it is not really the hardcore Civilization game. But maybe thats what Firaxes wants. Their more casual version on mobile and the more real civilization on computer.
Once again it is another post about bugs only this one is on civ rev. I my self have been having a great experience with it since the new update came out. Unfortunately not for my friend and it is not really an in game bug but it actually is an issue with the GameCenter API. The issue is that his game center achievements never get saved or get reseted.
After doing some searching I actually figured this was a widespread issue but then on the iPod Touch 4th generation which I see as quite accurate as it has not been bothering on my 1st generation iPod Touch (which by the way runs iOS 3.1.3) and on my iPad 2 (which runs iOS 6)
So I think this is bassicly an issue with iOS 6 with the Game Center API
The original Civ Rev was released in 2007 and 2008 on the app store and now I am wondering if there is a future for the game. And you might be quite surprised because I think there is a future for the Civ Rev iOS version as I think it is the only one that has the potential as the mobile gaming community including iOS is community is growing much faster than the other platforms like XBOX . Also as mobile hardware starts to becomes more powerful Civ rev will get better graphics or cut scenes.
And if you are a Civ rev user you might have already seen that Firaxes paying more attention to there iOS version like game center integration. It is also one of the few games that support iCloud. So if Civ Rev iOS is getting updates quite frequently (even more than civ5) what could we expect!
Also there might be a chance that they could decide to make Civ rev a sub franchise. But still is very unlikely to happen :).
Today whilst playing a little game of Civ rev I recognized a funny little bug.
As you can see on the image below I am attacking and nothing interesting is happening and the back of my horsemen. But there should be. Actually maybe you already noticed is that on the attacks panel it says great general what in this shot does not seam to be seen,
Yes another one has come out. It seams that finally firaxes is doing something with civ rev after long time. They seem to be updating it for nearly every two weeks. Well let me just tell you what the new update contains.
There was an issue if you logged out the hole fog of war would reappear now luckily not anymore.
Today whilst playing civ rev I was starting to encounter some old bugs I used to have in the first update. I call this border bugs or glitches. Let me just explain them to you around every 10 min the borders of civilizations disappear then after a few seconds they reaper or when going near poles you just see some random borders here are some examples.