Civilization VI for iPad is here, but you won't buy it

Civilization VI for iPad is here, but you won't buy it

For the uninitiated, Civilization VI is the latest in a long line of turn-based strategy games. For anyone looking to try it out, the first 60 turns are free-to-play, and the game's full download size comes in at around 3GB.

We tried the game out and found that it is indeed the full Civilization VI experience, as promised. The game right now is $29.99 with launch discount, with it jumping back to the full $59.99 price at a later date - that price tag also only includes the base game, it won't include previously released additional content.

One of the PC's best strategy game series is now available for iPad. If you're an existing fan of the franchise with compatible hardware, I know you've already purchased this so I won't waste my breath.

While many of us expect publishers and developers to drop price a bit in porting games over to mobile devices, Aspyr isn't doing that for this port of Civilization VI. The only difference between playing on PC and playing on an iPad is that the players have lesser flexibility regarding user controls. If you're not looking to drop $30 (or $60) on an iPad game, though, you probably shouldn't take Aspyr up on its offer of 60 free turns. That unlock is on sale in the App Store for $29.99 during the game's launch window, but the deal expires in two weeks, at 11:59 p.m. PT on January 4, 2018 - after which the unlock will jump to its regular price of $59.99. Making Civilization VI run on a tablet is a much more impressive feat, though.

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And it's not the trial version or some joke-half of game.

While the iPad version does support multiplayer modes, the game will only work on a local network. As for cross-platform play with the PC versions, Aspyr said it does not support that feature "at this time".

Civilization VI's first expansion pack, Rise and Fall, is scheduled to release on PC February 18, 2017.

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