Firaxis Games heeft vandaag haar website van Civilization III de lucht in gegooid. De site is nu nog een beetje leeg maar Firaxis belooft de pagina vol te gaan gooien met al het nieuws over de game.

Civilization3 wordt de derde telg uit de succesvolle reeks van strategy-sims. De eerste game uit de serie verkocht meer dan 850 duizend exemplaren in een record tijd, dus dat belooft wat. Civ3v zal multiplayer ondersteuning hebben voor internet, LAN, Hotseat en PBEM. I'm sooo confused. What is the connection between Sid Meier's Civilization III, Civilization, Alpha Centauri and Call to Power?

The Sid Meier's Civilization series is one of the most successful and beloved game series ever created. Sid Meier and many members of the Firaxis team created Civilization I and II while working at MicroProse (now Hasbro). Many members of the Civilization II team left MicroProse to form Firaxis Games. Now, Hasbro and Firaxis have reunited to bring you the one and only Sid Meier's Civilization III.

In 1998, Firaxis Games released Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, a turn-based science fiction strategy game. Alpha Centauri was extremely successful and had many game play innovations that advanced the turn-based genre. Firaxis Games will utilize many of the cool innovations made in Alpha Centauri in CivIII. In Civilization III you'll find borders (but even more realistic than in SMAC), unique benefits depending on the Civilization you choose, enhanced and more realistic diplomacy AI, build- queues and more ways to delegate commands for those who want to minimize micromanagement at later stages in the game. These are just some of the innovations that will be found in Civilization III and that made Alpha Centauri the highest rated PC game ever!

Activision is the developer of Call to Power and Call to Power II. There is no relationship between CivIII and Call to Power other than they originally shared Civilization in their title. Due to some legal wrangling between Hasbro and Activision, Call to Power will drop Civilization from its' title. De website is onder het volgende adres te vinden: http://www.firaxis.com/civ3.