Does Civilization VI have cross-play?
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game that has the player controlling a nation attempting to build power. The various civilizations on the hex-based map developer their economies and train their militaries for the eventual wars for dominance. Diplomacy and careful strategy are a big part of the game. The game is available on PC (via both Epic Games Store and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
And since the Epic Games Store just starting giving away free copies of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI this week, folks had some questions. Given the sheer number of platforms you can play on, it stands to reason that one would want to swap to another version for one reason or another. People like to take it on the go, so they may want to play Sid Meier’s Civilization VI on the Switch. So does the game allow that? Let’s find out.
You can play online obviously, and it’s pretty fun in online play. But can you play Sid Meier’s Civilization VI as a cross-platform game? Can you move your save data to a new version?
Unfortunately, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI does not support cross-play between platforms. Users on the Epic Games Store and Steam can play each other via a feature added called Unified PC Play. This allows players from both stores to share the same lobby system. This makes it very easy to organize a game on PC. Console gamers are out of luck though, as you can’t play with other platforms.
Lucky for those who want to change platforms, that part is easy. Cross-platform saves are supported on all versions for PC and consoles, except the PS4. Go to the official 2K website and set up your 2K profile for starters. Sign into the version where you have your old save data via your new 2K account. From there, select Multi-Platform Cloud Save in the options. The game will prompt you to open up the version of the game you wish to move to, Login to the new version and start playing, your 2K account should port your save data.
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