PUBG . Fortnite . Battlefield . Call of Duty . Mario . Tetris . Flappy Bird . It's practically a joke in the game world that a game will eventually get a Battle Royale version or a Battle Royale mode if there's a game. But the latest entry could take the cake: Civilization VI the popular turn-based strategy game, about Rock Paper Shotgun .
You may be wondering how Civilization is a franchise in which players slowly and meticulously build their global societies over a period that spans the entire history of mankind, with the Battle Royale genre let it see players desperately trying to eliminate rivals to be the last person standing as a constantly penetrating fog of war reduces the scope of play.
The answer is a new mode called "Red Death" that reinterprets the gameplay of Civilization VI as a post-apocalyptic catastrophe. Instead of trying to build a civilization, 12 players are trying to flee from a soon uninhabitable Earth. Every few turns, Red Death – a vicious red haze – will reduce the playable space, with the last faction getting a ride off the doomed planet.
The factions are also being redesigned for the new setting, with doomsday cultists, evil scientists, radioactive pirates, mutants, gothics, and more. Probably the turn-by-turn pace will be a little less hectic than about a lap Fortnite. However, the ever-decreasing game area should propel players faster than a traditional game of Civilization VI. .
Civilization VI available as part of the free September 2019 update. At this rate of expansion of Battle Royale, we feel we could all play a cutthroat winner-takes-all mode before the start of the year to simulate a peaceful agriculture Stardew Valley . (Scratch that: I was just informed by my colleague The Verge that Stardew Valley BR actually already exists.)