Wii version of Civilization Revolution canned

Posted by Mark Raby

New York (NY) - 2K Games has pulled the plug on the Wii version of its upcoming Civilization game, but it's still coming out for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo DS.

"Development for the Wii version of Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution is currently on hold," said 2K in an official statement.  "We are focusing our attention on creating the best possible Civilization experience for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS platforms."

Developer Firaxis said this was mainly because it was too taxing to create a completely different control interface and graphics package for the Wii version.  Additionally, the Wii was not even in its game plan when it first started working on the console game.

"If we had started the project with all four platforms in mind, it is far more likely that we would not have put the Wii version of CivRev on hold," said Firaxis programmer Scott Lewis in MTV's Multiplayer blog.

"I think the Wii would be perfect for a game like Civ, but we’d have to throw out all of our interface work (and some of our game design decisions) to make it feel like it truly fits on the platform," Lewis added.