Sid Meier's Civilization VI iPad Edition Now Available

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Apple iPad owners who are used to paying just a few dollars for non-free mobile games might be in for a bit of sticker shock if they plan on playing Sid Meier's Civilization VI on their tablet. It does pack hefty specification requirements, however, needing iOS 11 on an iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro model to run it.

When it comes to pricing, Sid Meier's Civilization VI is officially priced on the App Store at US$59.99 (about RM245), but is now available at a temporary discounted price of US$29.99 (around RM122). This version appears to be a port of the full PC game - with a $60 price tag to match. Civilization: Revolution, a less complex spinout, has previously made its way to the iPad, but this is the full Civilization VI released for PCs originally a year ago.

Most games for smartphones and tablets are created to be simpler than PC and console titles. However, with the release of a full game for the iPad, it looks like the franchise is eyeing the mobile industry as its target market.




The new game Civilization 6 was launched on iPad, right before the Christmas holidays. These games appeal to different audiences, and they're easier to play in short sessions on the go. When the limited-time promo expires on 2:59 a.m. EST on January 5, 2018, the game will go up to its regular price of $60, the same as the full PC version, according to Polygon. The full list of compatible iPads can be found on the official App Store page of the game.

Civilization VI launched in late 2016 on PC, then several months later it came to Linux and Mac. These include the removal of the animation in screens that show the leader of the civilization.

If you're a Civilization fan and want to play Civilization VI, now is the time to buy. Bringing over the DLC from the PC version as well as the upcoming Rise and Fall expansion is in the cards, however, Aspyr says it "cannot confirm timing or availability at this time". More than that, Civilization VI on iPad has multiplayer (but it's LAN only right now).

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