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2K Games currently has "no plans" to release Civilization Online in North America

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Yesterday saw the reveal of Civilization Online , an intriguing MMO in development by South Korean studio XL Games in partnership with 2K. The idea pits four cultures against each other in a sandbox world where the greatest leaders, crafters, and PvP warriors can lead their civilizations to military or technological victory—just so long as their real world civilization is Korea, for now.

2K Games PR Manager Brian Roundy tells PC Gamer: "Civilization Online is developed by South Korea-based XL Games in partnership with 2K, and will be available first in Korea. No release date has been set. There are no plans for a North American release at this time."

PC Gamer has dispatched a scout to initiate trade negotiations—how much dye and incense seems fair to secure an MMO release?

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.