In the recent post by BoogieBac he showed a picture of a city on a single square, with the heading 'Do Not Allow This'. That is fair enough ... a single tile in an ocean is not an advantageous start ...
BUT if that island had been somewhat larger, why not?
One of the very few negatives I found with Master of Magic was that all the AI civilisations were usually on the same continent and almost never used boats.
Can the developers confirm that ...
(i) It will be possible to have the game civilisations spread out across different landmasses, whether that means a few large continents as well as many small islands.
(ii) The AI will use boats / other appropriate means to move between the landmasses.