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Battlefield 1 and CIV VI launch today

Two major franchises launch their latest titles across the globe today, offering players a chance to conquer the world in two very distinct ways.

DICE and EA are celebrating the worldwide launch of Battlefield 1 today, offering the new installment on Xbox One, PS4 and PC through Origin. You can catch our Battlefield 1 Review here, the new installment was a big hit with our reviewers, as the game reboots back into the first Great War.

In Battlefield 1 players can experience the dawn of all-out war on an unmatched epic scale, full of a variety of new gameplay opportunities. The game offers new and changing environments, filled with dynamic weather and environmental destruction – all while offering maps filled with up to 64-players.

In Operations, a brand new multiplayer mode, players can fully immerse themselves in a series of interconnected battles, holding the front line across multiple maps. And if the battle is looking lost, call in a Behemoth, the largest fully player-controlled vehicle ever seen in Battlefield or deploy as one of three destructive forces of the Elite Class. In the unique single player campaign, players can immerse themselves in War Stories, played from the perspectives of different protagonists across the globe from the deserts of the Middle East to the skies of the Western Front.

“Battlefield 1 was a passion project for us at DICE and after years of working with the World War 1 era, we realized what a perfect fit it was for the Battlefield all-out-war style of play,” said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “This was truly a fascinating time as it gave birth to modern warfare with many weapons, vehicles and gadgets being first introduced into the world and we wanted to share those things through a modern lens for all players to experience.”

When Battlefield 1 was first revealed in May 2016, it was lauded by fans and media alike for the bold decision of setting, opening up the possibilities for brand new gameplay opportunities. Since then, the Battlefield 1 reveal trailer became the most-liked trailer on YouTube this year across any medium, with over 2 million likes, and sparked a momentum of anticipation for the game leading up to today’s launch. Fan can order the game on authorized retailers like Amazon.com.

If FPS gameplay isn’t your thing, then you can conquer your enemies with force and strategy with 2K and Firaxis Games’ Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. The game is the latest entry in the award-winning turn-based strategy franchise.

The new title is now available worldwide for Windows-based PCs, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI offers players new ways to interact with their world, expand their empire across the map, advance their culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization to stand the test of time.

“For over 25 years, gamers of different generations and all ages have enjoyed taking one more turn in Sid Meier’s Civilization,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. “Today we celebrate those 25 years with the launch of the latest entry in 2K’s longest-running franchise, the highly anticipated, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.”

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI marks another milestone in the Civilization franchise, which has sold-in over 35 million units worldwide and changed the gaming landscape by bringing the strategy genre to unparalleled heights. In Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, cities will physically expand across the map to create new, deep strategic layers, active research in technology and culture will unlock new potential ways to play; and the large variety of leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical character traits as players race to achieve victory however they choose to play.

“The Civilization VI team strived to create the best Civilization game possible to celebrate 25 years of the series and also 25 years with our fans” said Ed Beach, lead designer at Firaxis Games. “Including all the ingredients for a true Civilization experience, while adding in exciting new features like active research and unstacking cities, makes Sid Meier’s Civilization VI a truly unique experience. We hope that both our fans and new players will join us in taking just one more turn over and over again.”

The new installment is available through Steam, or you can grab a retail copy on sites like Amazon.com.