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Sid Meier’s Civilization® V Officially Available on Linux for SteamOS
|By Business Wire
|June 10, 2014 04:00 PM EDT
Aspyr Media, in partnership with 2K and Firaxis Games, announced today
that the critically acclaimed Sid Meier’s Civilization® V,
and all available expansion packs and downloadable content*, is now
available on Linux for SteamOS. The title includes all the same options
and features as its Windows PC and Mac predecessors, including Steam
Play support. Players will enjoy achievements and cross-platform
multiplayer between Windows PC, Mac, and Linux platforms, as well as
direct access to the game’s community hub on Steam. This release of Sid
Meier’s Civilization V on Linux targets SteamOS and features support for
Valve’s upcoming Steam Controller.
“This is the first time that Civilization V has been available on a
platform designed for the living room and is a great example of bringing
desktop gaming to the big screen,” said Aspyr Media’s Vice President of
Publishing, Elizabeth Howard. “We’re excited to be at the forefront of
an evolving platform like SteamOS and be an early participant in the
upcoming SteamBox ecosystem. Opportunities like this allow Aspyr to do
what we do best: bring great experiences to growing and emerging
To celebrate the launch of Civilization V on SteamOS, Sid Meier’s
Civilization® V: The Complete Edition is available for 67% off for a
limited time through Steam, Aspyr’s own online store GameAgent.com, and
other participating online retailers. All other Civilization V titles,
including the base game and the Gods & Kings and Brave New World
expansion packs, are available at 75% off for a limited time.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V has players build and defend an empire on
their quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Game
ENDLESS REPLAYABILITY: Play as one of 43 historical leaders and wage
war by land, sea, and air, conduct diplomacy & espionage, establish
religious beliefs, and discover new technologies in your quest to
build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.
HUGE BATTLES: Wars between empires spread across land and sea. Ranged
bombardment challenges you to develop clever strategies to guarantee
victory on the battlefield.
DIPLOMACY: Negotiate with some of history’s most cunning rulers, each
with a well-crafted plan for victory. City-states present a diplomatic
battleground on which the major powers of the world will vie for
RELIGION: Cultivate Great Prophets and create a religion you can
customize and enhance.
ESPIONAGE: Send your spies into foreign cities for surveillance, to
steal advanced technologies from your competitors, or to interfere
with city-state alliances.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Build your cities into hubs of international
trade by land and sea, creating great wealth and prosperity for your
MULTIPLAYER: Challenge other players to become ruler of the world.
Civilization V has taken this definitive strategy game
series in new directions with the introduction of hexagonal tiles
allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning
organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.
The engine delivers a spectacular visual experience that brings players
closer to the Civ world than ever, featuring fully
animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling
diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first
time. Wars between empires feel massive, as armies dominate the
landscape and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before. The
addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from
behind the front lines, challenging them to develop clever new
strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield. In addition to the
new gameplay features debuting in Civilization V, an
extensive suite of community, and multiplayer elements will also be
Sid Meier’s Civilization V is rated
E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB and is available on Windows PC,
Mac, and Linux for SteamOS for $29.99.
For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization V for SteamOS, please
or follow us on Twitter (@AspyrMedia) and Facebook (/AspyrMedia).
*Expansion packs and downloadable content include: Gods & Kings and
Brave New World; the Conquest of the New World Deluxe Scenario add-on;
Civilization Pack: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II); Civilization and
Scenario Pack: Denmark – The Vikings; Double Civilization and Scenario
Pack: Spain and Inca; Cradle of Civilization – Mediterranean Map; Cradle
of Civilization – Americas Map; Explorer’s Map Pack; Civilization and
Scenario Pack: Polynesia; Civilization and Scenario Pack: Korea; Wonders
of the Ancient World Scenario Pack; Cradle of Civilization – Asia Map;
Cradle of Civilization – Mesopotamia Map; Scrambled Continents Map Pack;
and Scrambled Nations Map Pack.
About Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media, Inc. is the leading publisher of Mac® games, bringing
blockbuster gaming franchises including Call of Duty®, Sid Meier's
Civilization®, Star Wars™, and Borderlands™ to Mac computers
around the world. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Aspyr also develops and
publishes interactive entertainment for Mobile, Linux, and Windows PC
platforms. More information about Aspyr and its games may be found at www.aspyr.com.
All marks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment
globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal
computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered
through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud
streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming
genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports,
casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most
talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis
Games, Visual Concepts, 2K Marin, 2K Czech, 2K Australia, Cat Daddy
Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the
critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the
beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise
and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is
headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more
information, please visit www.2K.com.
*According to 2008 - 2014 Metacritic.com
and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through
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