Civilization 7 is launching in 2025

2024-06-07 17:21


A still image from Civilization 7.
Image: 2K Games

It’s been a long wait, but the next Civilization has finally been revealed. At the main Summer Game Fest keynote, publisher 2K officially announced Civilization 7, the first new entry in the strategy series since 2016. We didn’t get any real details or actual gameplay, but instead a very brief teaser trailer that looked a lot like, well, Civilization. But there’s one thing we do know: the game won’t be launching until 2025. And it’s coming to a number of platforms, with the launch planned for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch.

More details will be coming in August, according to 2K, with a “full gameplay showcase.”

There were some inklings this was coming. Ahead of the show, the publisher teased that “the next iteration in one of 2K’s biggest and most beloved franchises” would be revealed, and earlier today, Civilization VII actually appeared briefly on the company’s website. Longtime Civ developer Firaxis Games revealed that it was working on the next iteration of the franchise last year, though it didn’t explicitly call it Civilization VII at the time.