The look of the UI is important in many games, as it helps guide you in both what you do in the game, and where you go to do things. Civilization is a great example of a simple yet elegant interface. As it’s required only minor changes throughout the years. With Civilization VI, this principle will continue.
“Civ 5 has a beautiful UI – we were really happy with how that turned out. The Art Deco theme was a great fit for that project. But we wanted to do something different this time, and one theme that kept coming up and seemed like a great fit – and I was surprised we hadn’t done it before – is the Age of Exploration.” Brian Bussati told IGN
Throughout the game, you’ll see compasses, astrolabes, and various other exploring and discovering tools. However, they will not “advance” in looks as the game progress, it will remain the same. This is so players don’t get confused and have to learn a new way to control it via the new technology.
Civilization VI comes to Xbox One, PC, and PS4 October 21st.