There are two types of Mac gamers in the world: Those that love Sid Meier's outstanding series of Civilization games, and those who haven't played them yet. If you belong to either group, we're sure you'll be thrilled with the news that, according to a recent press release, the long-lauded series of games' latest iteration--Civilization V--is one step closer to making its Apple debut. In an announcement made by Aspyr Media, the company, which is well-known for their ports of other Mac games such as Call of Duty 4, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Civilization IV, revealed that they will be publishing Firaxis/Take-Two Games' Civilization V for OS X.
For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to play the PC version of the turn-based strategy yet, Civilization V is a doozy of an upgrade over the older versions of the series. By offering up streamlined city and civics management options, a refined technology tree and an entirely overhauled combat system, the makers of Civilization V have managed to produce a game that is at once accessible to new players, while offering a deep strategic experience to those well-versed in the game's mechanics.
Being the game addicts that we are, it goes without saying that we're stocked to see such a well-respected title making its way to the Mac. As soon as we hear anything resembling a firm release date from the powers that be, we'll be sure to let you know.