As this month’s release of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI on Switch draws closer, the game’s official YouTube channel has been uploading videos teaching newcomers how to play the game. One thing Nintendo players won’t be learning about is how the online multiplayer component works. That’s because in this version of the game there’s no such mode.
A Reddit user known as ‘WinneonSword’ was reportedly the first to point out that the eShop listing for Civilization VI makes no mention of online multiplayer and only references the game’s local multiplayer. While it was suspected this mode might drop as a day one patch, publisher 2K has since confirmed to Eurogamer that the Switch version of the game won’t support it at all:
Civilization 6 for Nintendo Switch includes support for local cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players via a Wireless Network. It will not have online multiplayer.
What do you think about this? Were you looking forward to playing against your friends online rather than getting together with them in real life for hours on end? Will you still be picking up the Switch version even though it doesn’t include this mode? Tell us in the comments below.