Civilization V Gets Scrambled Content

Firaxis isn’t going to let you stop clicking “End Turn” anytime soon, it seems.

The studio behind Civilization V has announced two new map packs for their time-devouring monster. Titled “Scrambled Continents” and “Scrambled Nations”, both are priced at US$4.99 (SG$6) and introduce real-world locations to the game. While the outlines will be geographically accurate, what happens within those borders will be randomised with each new game.

Scrambled Continents is now available and contains “Africa, Eastern Asia, North and South America, Western Europe, Middle East, a thawed Antarctica, new scripted maps for Small Continents, Oceania, and one map including all of Earth’s continents.”

Scrambled Nations will only arrive on 5 November though, so you have some time to mess around with the other release. Maps included in this add-on are Canada, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, Great Britain and China.

Now we’ll finally get to see Gandhi nuke us from a geographically correct continent! Andall I wanted was for trade routes to reach his neighbours.

In grim 2K-related news, the Marin studio has gotten a round of lay-offs.

Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.