The Launch of Civilization 6 on iPad Just In Time For Holidays

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Civ VI also requires iOS 11 or later in order to play, and the app only works with the iPad Air 2, an iPad 2017, or an iPad Pro.

Civilization VI came out for PC on October 21, 2016. It appears like the game developers have made a decision to push the title for sale on iPad devices as well. If you're an existing fan of the franchise with compatible hardware, I know you've already purchased this so I won't waste my breath.

However, just because the Civilization 6 iPad port is on a tablet doesn't mean that it's any cheaper; the game will still be costing around 60 dollars, which considering how much content you're getting in the game (especially since this is the full game, barring upcoming DLC) is entirely reasonable. Users can get the game, a manageable 3.14 GB download, for free and try it out for at most 60 turns.

This version of the game doesn't have support for controllers, but smart keyboards are supported. The mobile port has been developed by Aspyr Media, the studio that has previously ported titles from series like Civilization, Borderlands, BioShock and others to macOS and Linux.

Unfortunately, with a fully featured PC game comes a fully featured PC price. And the team behind the partnership have assured players that the game itself has been completely reworked to specifically fit the iPad's control system. It's marked down 50 percent to $30, both on Steam for PC and in the App Store for iPad. After that, you have to buy it.

Firaxis is set to release its first expansion for Civilization VI early next year, with Rise & Fall offering a bunch of new features that will give players a fresh experience.

"We hope to support DLC and expansions in the future but can not confirm timing or availability at this time", Aspyr said regarding the expansion. More than that, Civilization VI on iPad has multiplayer (but it's LAN only right now).