Firaxis Games News


Civilization 6 preview: Making the new familiar and fun

By John Keefer, Sep 30, 2016 10:00am PDT

Coming back to the series after staying away from Civilization 5 feels almost like I never left.


"Ouch. I didn't try it at all because I'm pretty satisfied playing civ4 still, but I guess there ..."

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XCOM 2 on consoles is the second-best way to play a great game

By Steve Watts, Sep 29, 2016 2:30pm PDT

XCOM 2's trip to consoles has come with a few performance drawbacks, but the blemishes are easy to overlook.


Civilization VI 25th anniversary edition unveiled

By John Keefer, Aug 24, 2016 9:02am PDT

Extra content and goodies for an extra cost.


"Waiting on this one. Maybe even for the first expansion. I've been burned too many times by ..."

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Civilization VI video shows off the importance of the new Builders unit

By John Keefer, Jun 30, 2016 8:23am PDT

Builders will replace workers for building improvements on the land.


"hm... i think i might like that limited 'uses' per builder/worker thing! it has been sort of a ..."

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Queen Elizabeth's Brexit means Victoria's entrance in Civilization 6

By John Keefer, Jun 28, 2016 8:48am PDT

Firaxis decides to focus on the young queen as the ruler of England in its next installment.


XCOM 2 finally will invade PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

By John Keefer, Jun 07, 2016 7:50am PDT

Mark September 6 on your calendar (September 9 if you are in Europe).


XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC releasing next week with new Ruler aliens, story-based mission, and more

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2016 5:00am PDT

It's hunt or be hunted in XCOM 2's Alien Hunters.


XCOM 2's first DLC offers tons of soldier customization options; new patch coming soon

By Daniel Perez, Mar 09, 2016 7:26am PST

We wouldn't blame the aliens for running away after seeing Anarchy's Children.


"I don't care if they sell it or whatever, just wondering how the business side thought this was ..."

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How to Get More Intel in XCOM 2

By Josh Hawkins, Feb 12, 2016 11:00am PST

Having a hard time finding Intel? We’ll teach you all the right places to look.


XCOM 2 features native Steam Controller support; other gamepads not supported yet

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2016 2:20pm PST

As Firaxis warned back in June, gamepad support for XCOM 2 just isn't in the cards at launch. Well, not all gamepads anyway, because thanks to a collaboration with Valve, the latest game in the series now features native support for Steam Controllers.


"The mouse cursor to move was real fiddly when moving players on turns in the last XCOM. So many ..."

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ShackCOM Mission Log: Operation Wolf Hawk

By Josh Hawkins, Feb 05, 2016 1:00pm PST

One of our hidden Data Tap locations has been identified and is currently under attack by the enemy. Squad X is deployed to secure the package, and remove all enemy forces from the surrounding area.


"This is good stuff. Would be kind of cool to have some coordinating screenshots interspersed ..."

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XCOM 2 Review: Mass Extinction Event

By Josh Hawkins, Feb 01, 2016 5:00am PST

Humanity turns revolutionary in Firaxis' follow-up to the celebrated action-strategy game, but do the new additions make it better or just bigger? Our review.


"Very cool Josh, sounds awesome, nice write up. Damn 80 hours and you did not do all the side ..."

- valcan_s see all 6 comments

Some XCOM 2 mods you can play from day one

By Josh Hawkins, Jan 30, 2016 12:30pm PST

Mods for your mods for your mother's mods.


"Although now that I've seen footage of the smg, it's not thaaaat game breaking..."

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XCOM 2 getting mods from Long War Studios at launch

By Daniel Perez, Jan 21, 2016 7:55am PST

Long War Studios has partnered with 2K and Firaxis Games to create some mods for XCOM 2, which will hopefully be available at launch.


"Are we to infer that the game is launching with mod support? Or are they just making an ..."

- pyide see all 4 comments

XCOM 2: Building the Resistance

By Shack Staff, Jan 07, 2016 5:00am PST

XCOM 2 marks this year's first triple-A PC game release, with a focus on fidelity and mod tools afforded by the hardware. In this Shacknews Select, we talk with the game's lead designers about its origins, art, and enemies. Plus, we get an extensive hands-on.


"I bought it for PS3 and put in nearly 200 hours. Bought it again for OSX and put in another 100 ..."

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