The Civilization series has a strong legacy of high quality strategy titles dating back to 1991. Along this journey 2K have been proactive in exploring platforms outside the most logical PC setup, seeing releases hit consoles and handheld devices with Civ Revolution in 2008 offering a 4X experience more tailored to the controls available on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. With the most recent title in the series making the jump to consoles 2 years since glowing reviews on the PC it is extremely satisfying to see a fully fledged port with only one slightly baffling grievance.
Aspyr also have a legacy with the series, having ported the titles to Linux, Mac and mobile platforms for many years now to great success. Previously the Revolution series had been ported to Nintendo DS and Playstation Vita with the platforms limitations impacting the play experience to varying degrees. With Civilization VI, Aspyr have been given the time to port across to iOS devices with a focus on retaining a fully featured experience, delivering amazing results with the large step down in hardware capability. This port made the move onto Switch a no brainer decision once it became evident the Switch would continue to fly off shelves, especially with a clear lack of competition in the 4X genre on the device.