The Firaxis developed turn-based strategy title, Civilization VI, arrived on PC over a year ago, and now, the award-winning game has quietly released on the iPad. The mobile port has been developed by Aspyr Media, the studio that has previously ported titles from series like Civilization, Borderlands, BioShock and others to macOS and Linux.
The game does not seem to be a cut-down version either, with the entirety of the base game available on mobile, which has been "Rebuilt with touch controls." The game is playable on iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro, and requires iOS 11.1.2.
According to a new FAQ page posted by the developer, the port does support multiplayer, but it is restricted to LAN play. Bringing over the DLC from the PC version as well as the upcoming Rise and Fall expansion is in the cards, however, Aspyr says it "cannot confirm timing or availability at this time." Curiously, regarding crossplay between computer users and mobile, the developer added "Not at this time," meaning it could be a possibility in the future.
Civilization VI currently costs $29.99 on the iOS App Store as part of a launch discount, with it slated to go up to its regular price of $59.99 on January 4. 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.
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