Civilization V Finally Getting Hot Seat Multiplayer in New Update

When it was announced that Civilization V would not have hot seat multiplayer out of the box, I was rather disappointed, as were several people I know who are big Civ-heads. When my brother and I would play Civilization in the past, this was the means by which we would do it. We didn’t have any of this new-fangled online connectivity back in those days. So, we enjoy playing the newer titles like that, as well.

Until now, though, that functionality has been a thing of myth and legend. (Well, sort of. Firaxis has stated in the past that it would be added in a patch post-release, we just didn’t know when.) It was announced on the game’s forums at 2K’s site that the wait is almost over. They will be adding hot seat multiplayer functionality to Civilization V in a new update that currently has a vague release date of “June or possibly early July”. We should just be thankful it’s coming at all, right?

There will be much more included in this significant update, which will apparently be revealed at a later time as we build up to the patch.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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