Civilization VI [Steam] is being ported to Linux by Aspyr Media and I’m seriously excited for the release. I’m able to confirm a little early for you that it will release on February 9th.
Aspyr Media will announce this all today to confirm I am correct. To settle any doubt, I previously confirmed that it really was coming. Update: Aspyr Media tweeted to confirm this.
For the multiplayer side, Aspyr Media have confirmed that the Linux version will be compatible with the Mac version. Neither will currently be compatible with Windows, I will have more about that in my interview with them which will be published after the release.
Due to the delay, they will also be releasing the Linux version along with a discount on all versions of the game.
We will have a livestream on the day of release, so prepare your eyes for a treat of my attempts to take over the world — badly. Keep an eye on our Twitch channel for notifications: https://www.twitch.tv/gamingonlinux
I will attempt to make this livestream last an entire game, or until I really do have to do something else.
OS: Ubuntu 16.04 / SteamOS
CPU: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD A8-3870
CPU Speed: 2.93 GHz
RAM: 6 GB
Hard Disk Space: 15 GB
GPU (NVIDIA): GeForce 650 (AMD and Intel GPUs are not currently supported)
VRAM: 1 GB
About the game
Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.
We shall have our review up at release.
About the author - Liam Dawe