Civilization VI is a game that has been growing at an alarming rate.
If you've not played it since launch then you're really missing out on what's rapidly become the most enormous Civ game to date, and definitely one of the best too.
With that in mind, you have to wonder if there'll ever be another Civilization game again. After all, if Civ VI is just going to keep getting bigger and better, then why would we even need a new game?
Well, here's what we know so far about Civ VII and what we're expecting.
Is Civilization VII confirmed?
As it stands, the answer to this is no. There's currently no confirmation that a new Civ game is in the works, but it would be very odd for that not to be the case.
While there's nothing official, you can generally assume that a series like this always has something new in the works, and that makes even more sense given the next-gen consoles and the way that PCs are improving.
While we don't have any announcements to link to, we can look at how often the games have released in the past, and how likely it is that we'll see something similar here.
When could Civilization VII come out?
So, let's take a look at the history of the series and when the games all came out:
- Civilization: 1991
- Civilization II: 1996 (5 years)
- Civilization III: 2001 (5 years)
- Civilization IV: 2005 (4 years)
- Civilization V: 2010 (5 years)
- Civilization VI: 2016 (6 years)
As you can see, the current average time between games is five years. That would mean we could see Civ VII in 2021, however, that seems unlikely given how often Civ VI is getting updated.
In that case, the more logical pattern would be the one that appears from 4 onwards, and that is that the game takes as long to make as the entry it is. That would mean that Civ VII will take seven years to make, and that would put it in 2023, which seems like a safer bet to us.