With Civ IV being such a complete package, fans were unsurprised but definitely curious when 2K announced that Civilization V was on the way. Our own curiosity has gotten the best of us and so we tracked down Dennis Shirk, the game’s producer to find out what’s up. Anyone who’s a fan of Civilization will be quite curious to find out how they have improved on a game that felt so fulfilling. Shirk talks about the new user interface, modder support, fresh combat approach and even addresses the age-old question of why a spearman can take down a modern tank.

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