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

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 Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.