The development team, XL Games consists of around a 100 people and is led by Jake Song, a vital name in creating NCsoft MMORPG Lineage. Firaxis Games, the creator of the series will also be lending their help to the project.
David Ismailer, chief operating officer of Take-Two said:
2K is committed to supporting the growing Asian market by bringing our best IP and strongest franchises to the most popular online platforms in each territory.
Civilization Online is an example of how 2K can leverage its successful franchises, beyond sports, to create entirely new experiences in genres that resonate with customers in this region.
More than eleven million units of the Civilization series have been sold worldwide.