Today Firaxis Games and 2K made quite a big announcement for the future of Sid Meier's Civilization VI, and it appears they're nowhere near done with it.
Announcing the New Frontier Pass, which will run from this month until March 2021 it's going to bring in six new DLC packs with six free updates placed in-between their releases for everyone. The free packs will include all sorts of things from balance to new maps. As for the actual DLC, each one will provide at least one new civilization and leader (some have two), new game modes (that might need other DLC), new buildings, new units and quite a bit more.
- Pack #1: Maya & Gran Colombia Pack. Adds two new civilizations and leaders, one new game mode*, new City-States, Resources, and Natural Wonders. Available May 2020.
- Pack #2: Ethiopia Pack. Adds one new civilization and leader, one new game mode**, one new District and two new Buildings. Available July 2020.
- Pack #3: Adds two new civilizations and leaders, one new game mode**, new World Wonders, and one new map. Available September 2020.
- Pack #4: Adds one new civilization and leader, one new game mode, new City-States, and numerous new Great People. Available November 2020.
- Pack #5: Adds one new civilization and two new leaders***, one new game mode, a new District, and two new Buildings. Available January 2021.
- Pack #6: Adds one new civilization and leader, one new game mode, new World Wonders, and one new map. Available March 2021.
*New game mode requires the Gathering Storm expansion to play.
**New game mode requires either the Rise and Fall or Gathering Storm expansions to play.
***New leader requires Rise and Fall expansion to play.
The porting studio and occasional publisher, Aspyr Media, who did the original Linux port of Sid Meier's Civilization VI have been contacted (see update below) about it. They've been pretty silent recently (Borderlands 2/TPS are missing updates) but thankfully 2K have been pretty clear. In their press release they said:
The Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass will be available for $39.99 on Xbox One, PS4™, Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC, Mac and Linux, with mobile platforms arriving later this year.
If you don't want all of it, each part pack will be available individually too the New Frontier Pass is a Season Pass.
Update: Aspyr Media's press people got back to us, and said "For Linux, it will sim-ship." when asking about dates of the DLC for Linux. So with that in mind, we should see same-day support for the DLC.