"Sid Meier's Civilization VI" is the latest turn-based strategy video game from the "Civilisation" franchise that was announced on May 11. Its development will be handled by Firaxis, and the game is getting released on Oct. 21, 2016 for PC.

The new game will let players build and expand their empire. They can advance the culture and compete against some of the greatest leaders that history has seen. The game will allow players to progress from the Stone Age to the Information Age. "Everything that Civilization players have loved in 'Civilization V,' we're bringing forward, in addition to putting on the new gameplay from 'Civilization VI.' It'll be like a warm blanket," said Dennis Shirk, the lead producer, to The Verge.

The game will include the following features:

  • Expansive Empires â€” See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.
  • Active Research â€” Unlock boosts that speed your civilization's progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.
  • Dynamic Diplomacy â€” Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations.
  • Combined Arms â€” Expanding on the "one unit per tile" design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful "Corps" units.
  • Enhanced Multiplayer â€” In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations, all designed to be easily completed in a single session.
  • A Civilization For All Players â€” "Civilization VI" provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems introduce new players to the underlying concepts so they can easily get started.

Meanwhile, it was revealed, based on Firaxis' interview with GameSpot that the building of the city will now be difficult, as players will have to expand their settlement into various districts and titles. Players will be able to determine what area to attack first in a city.

The game will feature "active research," which is a new means of researching technologies. More details on "Civilization VI" will be released in the coming weeks.