Civilization V producer Dennis Shirk has said the game will have “basic” multiplayer modes “out of the gate,” although he promised three more will follow.
Speaking in an E3 interview with ShackNews, Shirk said that user demand has dictated the addition of future modes.
“We’re going to have the [multiplayer] basics out of the gate,” he said. “About a month after release, we’re going to add Pitboss. Pitboss will be accompanied by two extraneous modes that we weren’t originally planning, but the fans keep asking for: play-by-mail and hot-seat.”
Multiplayer isn’t the only thing that will be bare bones to begin with.
“We’re not going to be shipping with matchmaking, but it’s something that everybody started asking for,” Shirk added.
“That is something we’re going to be looking to include with our package in the future.”
Civilization V is due for release on PC this September.