This is great news for you Mac faithful who still like to get your game on, though there are plenty of questions left unanswered; exactly when is it coming out? Will it be integrated with Valve’s Steam service like the PC version is? Can Mac players expect to be able to play with (or against) their PC counterparts? What about modding tools, are they part of the package as well? We’ll have to wait and see.
One more question concerns Civ 5 downloadable content, or DLC. Two new DLC packs have been announced by 2K Games, Firaxis’ publisher for Civ 5. October 25th brings us the Mongol civilization and scenario pack, available for free to players. The same day brings us the Babylonian civilization pack, but that one will set you back $4.99 if you didn’t already get it as part of the Digital Deluxe edition of the game.
Ideally both should work with the Mac version, but since they’re independent reports, we’ll need to await confirmation.
While we’re on the subject of Civilization though, I should remind you of the Civ V Zombie Mod Challenge, still ongoing!