Civilization V gets Steam-exclusive digital deluxe edition

Thursday, 6th May 2010 13:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen


2K’s announced that Civilization V will get a Steam-exclusive special edition when it’s released this fall.

The Digital Deluxe Edition of the Firaxis strategy title will get the soundtrack of the game, an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the game and a new campaign during the Babylonian civilization.

Anyone who orders the game in standard or deluxe edition will also get a map pack as DLC when the game does release, called “Cradle of Civilization Map Pack: Mesopotamia”.

2K’s also announced Civ V will ship with Steamworks, meaning it’ll include Steam achievements and DRM respectively.

Civilization V is out this fall on PC. PR below.

2K Games’ Sid Meier’s Civilization® V Shipping with Steamworks
Steam exclusive digital deluxe edition and pre-order bonus item announced

New York, NY – May 6, 2010 – 2K Games and Valve today announced an agreement to power all PC versions of the highly anticipated Sid Meier’s Civilization V with many of Steamworks’ features and offer a special Digital Deluxe Edition via Steam. In addition, customers who pre-order the regular or Digital Deluxe editions of Sid Meier’s Civilization V on Steam will be rewarded with a free map pack when the game launches in fall 2010.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V players will enjoy the benefits of the Steamworks’ features included in all PC versions such as auto-updating, Steam Achievements, downloadable content, multiplayer matchmaking and more.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V Digital Deluxe Edition will expand players’ conquests with the new Babylonian civilization and their ruler, Nebuchadnezzar II (c. 630 – c. 561 B.C.). As King of Babylon, gamers will be able to expand their empire with advanced Babylonian Bowmen to rightfully earn the title of Nebuchadnezzar the Great. Sid Meier’s Civilization V Digital Deluxe Edition will also include an in-depth “Behind the Scenes at Firaxis with Civilization V” video feature, as well as the game’s epic soundtrack.

Gamers who pre-order any version of Sid Meier’s Civilization V from Steam will receive the downloadable bonus content, Cradle of Civilization Map Pack: Mesopotamia, for free when the game is available. The map pack will let players experience the traditional Western and Middle Eastern “Cradle of Civilization.” The pack will include the Fertile Crescent with the Nile River valley to the west and extending east down the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys to the Persian Gulf. Leaders will be able to explore new terrain, cultures and conquests.

For those who can’t wait for the immersive experience of Sid Meier’s Civilization V, 2K Games is proud to offer a Steam-wide sale on all previous Civilization titles for a limited time beginning today.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization V, please visit

2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).



  1. OlderGamer

    I’m sold.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. schmunkel98

    So is this Steam version going to support Pitboss(or the new equivalent)? I am very wary of snagging this through Steam after having trouble with the previous versions and this feature. Also, I want to be able to play this offline.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Petulant Radish

    What’s the system requirements going to be? I want to know if my laptop can play it…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Isuru86

    I want this for my PeeeeEsssssTreeeee

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    I want this for my Graaannd daaaaaaads biiirthdaaaay

    (because only old smelly people play civ)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @1 Man, i can’t agree more. CIV V is going to be teh awesome.

    @4 Buy it for PEEEEECEEEE

    #6 5 years ago
  7. NoxNoctisUmbra

    why cant they go with 45 FPS? its way faster over 30 FPS, yet you still can fit more stuff since its not 60fps.. what gives? today its either 60 or 30, nothing in between.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DeSpiritusBellum

    So people hate the fact that the Treyarch CoD will cost 55 euro, but they don’t mind the fact that 2K Games will charge you the same ammount for a full copy of Civilization V?

    Viva hypocrisy.

    That said, I’m getting kinda worried about this Civilization. Traditionally the series hasn’t performed very well when it’s tried to make major changes. Personally I think the succes of Civ IV is down to the fact that they kept it simple and did away with any major changes to the original.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @8 Hey, it’s a DELUX edition mate.

    @7 because it’s impossible.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. DeSpiritusBellum

    @9 Actually, it’s not Deluxe anything. It’s just a way to make you pay 55 euro for content that’s already in the game.

    Why do you eat all this PR crap raw, man? It’s laughable that you accept it from 2K and despise it from Activision. This is the price that publishers want for their games, don’t you get it? It’s all about money.

    They’re making you pay for music that’s already in the game. And behind the scenes – What the fuck is that? Some guy spends an hour running around with a videocamera and talking to his coworkers? Really? That’s 5 euros worth of content? I got a cameraphone and tapedeck, I can get you that amazing deluxe experience for just 4,5 euro.

    I’ll just leave my Paypal address here at the bottom, k?!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. OfficialStrategyGuide

    I don’t know about you guy’s, but I’d be happy to pay a little extra to get the Mesopotamian pack.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    @11 yea because you know your going to want to buy it as dlc later one anyways. Might as well get it in the first place, plus you get the bonus civ/leader as well.

    #12 5 years ago

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