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Civilization 7 revealed for 2025 launch following earlier game leak

Civilization 7 is coming with a full teaser trailer reveal at the Summer Games Fest 2024 event, following an earlier accidental leak.

Civilization 7 revealed for 2025 launch following earlier game leak: A giant stone statue of a woman stands shrouded in fog.

Civilization 7 has finally been unveiled, more than a year after its development was officially confirmed by developer Firaxis. Despite some powerful contenders such as Old World and Stellaris, Civ 6 remains one of the best 4X games ever, and we’ve been long due news on the next game in the Sid Meier series. Fortunately, it seems we won’t be waiting too much longer for the game, after a teaser trailer with a launch year was shown off at Summer Game Fest 2024.

Initial confirmation of Civilization 7 came back in February 2023 with the appointment of new Firaxis studio head Heather Hazen. In a press release covering the news, Hazen said, “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to carry on the studio’s storied legacy, beginning with the announcement that Firaxis is in development on the next iteration of the legendary Civilization franchise.” While it isn’t surprising to see one of the biggest and best 4X games making a return, we’ve been waiting a long while now for more details.

Publisher 2K has previously said we can expect “the next iteration in one of 2K’s biggest and most beloved franchises at Summer Game Fest on Friday June 7.” After much speculation, it seems the question of which one may have been answered, courtesy of the sudden appearance of a Civilization 7 banner on the 2K website homepage. It was quickly taken down again, but not before a screenshot of the site was captured by Reddit user ‘rickreckt,’ which you can see down below.

Civilization 7 banner that appeared briefly on the 2K website.

This turned out to be very prescient as later in the day at Summer Game Fest 2024, a teaser trailer dropped for Civilization 7. It doesn’t contain too much information about what we can expect, such as any changes in direction, but it does set out the tone for the next instalment in the legendary 4X series.

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We even got a Civilization 7 release date too, Civilization 7 will launch in 2025. You can add it to your wishlist over on Steam.

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