Sid Meier’s Civilization® V Officially Available on Linux for SteamOS

  Sid Meier’s Civilization® V Officially Available on Linux for SteamOS

The Complete Civilization V Experience Brought to Linux by Leading Mac
Publisher Aspyr Media

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- June 10, 2014

Aspyr Media, in partnership with 2K and Firaxis Games, announced today that
the critically acclaimed Sid Meier’s Civilization® V, and all available
expansion packs and downloadable content*, is now available on Linux for
SteamOS. The title includes all the same options and features as its Windows
PC and Mac predecessors, including Steam Play support. Players will enjoy
achievements and cross-platform multiplayer between Windows PC, Mac, and Linux
platforms, as well as direct access to the game’s community hub on Steam. This
release of Sid Meier’s Civilization V on Linux targets SteamOS and features
support for Valve’s upcoming Steam Controller.

“This is the first time that Civilization V has been available on a platform
designed for the living room and is a great example of bringing desktop gaming
to the big screen,” said Aspyr Media’s Vice President of Publishing, Elizabeth
Howard. “We’re excited to be at the forefront of an evolving platform like
SteamOS and be an early participant in the upcoming SteamBox ecosystem.
Opportunities like this allow Aspyr to do what we do best: bring great
experiences to growing and emerging platforms.”

To celebrate the launch of Civilization V on SteamOS, Sid Meier’s
Civilization® V: The Complete Edition is available for 67% off for a limited
time through Steam, Aspyr’s own online store GameAgent.com, and other
participating online retailers. All other Civilization V titles, including the
base game and the Gods & Kings and Brave New World expansion packs, are
available at 75% off for a limited time.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V has players build and defend an empire on their
quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Game features
include:

  *ENDLESS REPLAYABILITY: Play as one of 43 historical leaders and wage war
    by land, sea, and air, conduct diplomacy & espionage, establish religious
    beliefs, and discover new technologies in your quest to build the most
    powerful empire the world has ever known.
  *HUGE BATTLES: Wars between empires spread across land and sea. Ranged
    bombardment challenges you to develop clever strategies to guarantee
    victory on the battlefield.
  *DIPLOMACY: Negotiate with some of history’s most cunning rulers, each with
    a well-crafted plan for victory. City-states present a diplomatic
    battleground on which the major powers of the world will vie for
    supremacy.
  *RELIGION: Cultivate Great Prophets and create a religion you can customize
    and enhance.
  *ESPIONAGE: Send your spies into foreign cities for surveillance, to steal
    advanced technologies from your competitors, or to interfere with
    city-state alliances.
  *INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Build your cities into hubs of international trade by
    land and sea, creating great wealth and prosperity for your people.
  *MULTIPLAYER: Challenge other players to become ruler of the world.

Civilization V has taken this definitive strategy game series in new
directions with the introduction of hexagonal tiles allowing for deeper
strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players
to explore as they expand their empire. The engine delivers a spectacular
visual experience that brings players closer to the Civ world than ever,
featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players from a
screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the
first time.Wars between empires feel massive, as armies dominate the
landscape and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before. The
addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the
front lines, challenging them to develop clever new strategies to guarantee
victory on the battlefield. In addition to the new gameplay features debuting
in Civilization V,  an extensive suite of community, and multiplayer elements
will also be available.

Sid Meier’sCivilization V is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB
and is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux for SteamOS for $29.99.

For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization V for SteamOS, please visit
www.aspyr.com or follow us on Twitter (@AspyrMedia) and Facebook
(/AspyrMedia).

*Expansion packs and downloadable content include: Gods & Kings and Brave New
World; the Conquest of the New World Deluxe Scenario add-on; Civilization
Pack: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II); Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark –
The Vikings; Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca; Cradle of
Civilization – Mediterranean Map; Cradle of Civilization – Americas Map;
Explorer’s Map Pack; Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia; Civilization
and Scenario Pack: Korea; Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack; Cradle
of Civilization – Asia Map; Cradle of Civilization – Mesopotamia Map;
Scrambled Continents Map Pack; and Scrambled Nations Map Pack.

About Aspyr Media

Aspyr Media, Inc. is the leading publisher of Mac® games, bringing blockbuster
gaming franchises including Call of Duty®, Sid Meier's Civilization®, Star
Wars™, and Borderlands™ to Mac computers around the world. Headquartered in
Austin, TX, Aspyr also develops and publishes interactive entertainment for
Mobile, Linux, and Windows PC platforms. More information about Aspyr and its
games may be found at www.aspyr.com. All marks and trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.

About 2K

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally
for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including
smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital
download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles
in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action,
role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label
has some of the most talented development studios in the world today,
including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, 2K Marin, 2K Czech, 2K Australia,
Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the
critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved
Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the
#1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is headquartered in Novato,
California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
(NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.

*According to 2008 - 2014 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S.
retail video game sales through March 2014.

Contact:

Aspyr Media
Elizabeth Howard, 512-708-8100
elizabeth@asypr.com
 
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