civ 620x356 2K and Firaxis Games make Civilization V free to play this weekend

You want to play a video game literally all weekend? Well it seems 2K and Firaxis have your back as they’re making Civilization V free-to-play all weekend, in celebration of their upcoming expansion “Brave New World.” Additionally, the Civilization V franchise (comprised of Civilization V, Civilization V Gold, Civilization V: Gods & Kings and all Civilization V downloadable content) will be 75% off on Steam, Amazon, Newegg, etc.

2K and Firaxis Games announced today that Sid Meier’s Civilization® V is free to play on Steam starting today at 10:00AM PDT untilSunday, June 9, 2013 at 1:00PM PDT. In addition, as part of the celebration of the upcoming release of the second massive expansion pack, Sid Meier’s Civilization V: BraveNew World, the entire Civilization V franchise* will be 75% off from participating digital partners** starting today at 10:00AM PDT until Monday, June 10, 2013 at 10:00AM PDT. Players who participate in the free to play weekend on Steam will have until 10:00AM PDT on Monday, June 10, 2013 to purchase Civilization V at 75% off and keep their progress of the game intact.


Additionally, Sid Meier’s Civilization V
: Brave New World can be pre-ordered starting today at 10:00AM PDT. By pre-ordering Brave New World from participating digital partners** before the game’s release on July 9, 2013 in North America and July 12, 2013 internationally, fans will receive 10% off on their purchase of the title.

Seems like a great weekend to dive into a franchise that many have hailed as one of the most addicting of the past decade. Firaxis is easily one of the best developers out there so whenever they release a new product, even if it is just an expansion, you can typically expect some high quality material.

Brave New World will release July 9th in North America and July 12th internationally.