2K Games says that developers Firaxis are working on the fifth installment of Sid Meier’s Civilization for the PC.
This incarnation of the series will see hexagonal tiles for “deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.”
For the first time, there will be fully-animated leaders that interact with the player while speaking their native tongues. In addition, long-range bombardment will be an option for taking out your foes.
Civilization V will also include an “extensive suite of community, modding and multiplayer elements” to allow a much deeper gaming experience on the PC.
“This marks a new era that will forever change the franchise responsible for sleep deprivation and reduced productivity for nearly two decades,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K games.
Firaxis are also responsible for the development of Sid Meier’s Civilization Network for Facebook which will see a beta in June of this year.
More on Civilization V can be found at the official website.