Civilization 6 is getting another huge expansion soon. Gathering Storm will release early next year, and like all other expansions to the Civilization series, promises a lot of new features that will change how the game is played. But the Gathering Storm expansion has a particular theme that has never been addressed in a Civilization game before: the climate. Changing the climate in the game has a chance to comment on real world issues but it’s being used almost purely as a sugarcoated game mechanic, which is wasting its potential. For the first time in the series, climate change will be a factor players have to consider. Starting from the industrial age, players will have to balance their strategic resources that now create pollution that could have long term effects on the game world. Firaxis claims the game is unmotivated by political overtones but that approach is misguided. The potential to melt the ice caps and rise the sea levels would do catastrophic damage to coastal cities and empires are examples of the consequences Firaxis is keen to highlight. Other effects the studio has mentioned are river floods, volcanoes, and other natural disasters. While real life governments continue to avoid the issue… Read full this story
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