At GDC 2017, see how Civ VI devs handled making a new game in a beloved series

At GDC 2017 the lead designer of Civilization VI, Ed Beach, is giving about the pressures of making the latest entry in a beloved franchise. Don't miss it!

The 2017 Game Developers Conference is coming up fast, but before it's upon us organizers want to let you know about a great talk the lead designer of Civilization VI is giving about the pressures of making the latest entry in a beloved franchise.

Firaxis Games' Ed Beach led design of Civilization VI, and in his GDC 2017 talk "Absolutely No Pressure: Continuing a Successful Game Series with 'Civilization VI'" he'll speak to how how the team at Firaxis approached this assignment, despite the fact it meant they had to be critical of their own work on the previous Civ game.

During the session Beach will look in depth at several of the key subsystems in a Civilization game and review what design changes were adopted (or abandoned) for each. 

Make time to check it out, especially if you're working within the bounds of a popular game franchise, because attendees will see how a process of dividing a previous game into component subsystems and critically examining each one can be used to establish the design foundation for the next game in a hit series.

For more details on this and other talks taking place at GDC 2017, head over to the conference Session Scheduler. For more information on GDC 2017, visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS.

Gamasutra and GDC are sibling organizations under parent UBM Americas

Latest Jobs


Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Senior Physics Gameplay Engineer - Treyarch

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, CA, USA
VFX Artist - High Moon Studios

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD, USA
Instructor/Assistant Professor, Game Art

Treyarch Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Producer - Treyarch Vancouver
More Jobs   


Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter


Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Follow us


Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more