A Civilization VI leak seems to have revealed that the game’s second enlargement might be known as Vesuvius, and can convey new water-based districts to the game. The leak first appeared earlier this week, and additional proof has come to mild since then.
If the leaks are appropriate, the brand new enlargement (following on from this 12 months’s Rise and Fall) might be named Vesuvius. Despite its volcanic namesake, nevertheless, this appears to be one thing of an ocean-going enlargement. The leaks characteristic a determine confirmed to be a consultant of the Polynesian civilisation, who populated the Pacific islands, in addition to pictures showing to depict an oil rig, an offshore wind farm, and a 3rd district that appears like some form of ocean-based biodome.
The pictures first appeared on 4Chan, and have since been posted to Reddit. They seem like images taken of print-outs of the photographs, considered one of which accommodates “Civilization VI: Vesuvius” branding. The authentic thread states that the brand new enlargement will launched early subsequent 12 months, on February 14, 2019.
Elsewhere, a Civfanatics forum post states that “they’re updating the usual [Civilization publisher] 2K [Quality Assurance] test branches pretty regularly for over a month now, including an unknown DLC. This unknown DLC is probably the second expansion.”
That thread accommodates a lot extra hypothesis on the leaks, together with the suggestion that the hyperlink to Italy by way of Vesuvius (the volcano that worn out the traditional metropolis of Pompeii) would possibly imply the introduction of canal districts. At this level, nevertheless, every little thing is solely guess-work, and an absence of any official affirmation from Firaxis means I’d counsel taking this entire factor with a pretty big pinch of salt. We’ve reached out to the builders for extra info, and can replace if we study extra.