Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword Summary
Lead designer Soren Johnson of Civilization 4 is now co-founder of indie Mohawk Games and they've just announced their first project. It's a real-time strategy based on economics called Offworld Trading Company.
Money "is the heart" of the RTS, where we sell excess resources and then buy low on what we need. Trade prices and stock fluctuate all in real-time.
Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick revealed that overall the Grand Theft Auto franchise has shipped a huge 114 million copies to retailers during its lifetime.
Grand Theft Auto IV has cleared 22 million of that grand total. CEO Zelnick also gave away some other key title numbers, although L.A. Noire is missing.
Videogame legend Sid Meier promises that for "as long as fans keep asking", the Civilization series will keep on releasing for PC. It's gone console, mobile and social.
The long-running IP has "roots in PC gaming" and won't neglect them. Meier would also "love to make another version" of Alpha Centauri but they don't own it.