Firaxis Games News


A New XCOM 2 Expansion May Be Coming Soon

By Charles Singletary, Mar 06, 2018 2:35pm PST

Some diligent fans have spotted some heightened activity on the Steam page.


"This sent me to Reddit which sent me to the original X-COM guys next game: ..."

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Civilization 6 Expansion Braces for 'Rise and Fall'

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 28, 2017 10:55am PST

The next expansion for Sid Meier's Civilization VI will explore a civilization's ultimate heights and its greatest falls.


"No mention of whether this overhauls the existing religion mechanics in any way which is a ..."

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XCOM 2: War of The Chosen Expands on Alien Resistance Today

By John Keefer, Aug 29, 2017 8:25am PDT

New enemies, allies and features make their debut in the new expansion.


"I think "alters" doesn't even encompass the breadth of changes they introduced via the ..."

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Civilization 6 Summer Update Adds Nubia Civ, Numerous Changes

By John Keefer, Jul 31, 2017 8:50am PDT

If you have the Digital Deluxe edition, the new civ and a scenario pack are free


E3 2017: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Revealed

By John Keefer, Jun 12, 2017 10:25am PDT

It will be coming out on August 29 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4


"Yeah ruler reaction was bullshit lol, the engine might have trouble with too many units or ..."

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E3 2017: Watch the E3 PC Gaming Show Right Here

By John Keefer, Jun 12, 2017 8:30am PDT

An announcement from Firaxis is expected, as well as a new game from Klei Entertainment, makers of Mark of the Ninja.


"agreed. seems like they got rid of the "talk show" feel / format and Day9 is just doing a quick ..."

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Civilization 6 Demo Highlights China and 60 turns of play time

By John Keefer, Mar 17, 2017 9:10am PDT

The full game tutorial is also available for the newbies.


XCOM 2 to get Long War 2 conversion mod

By John Keefer, Jan 05, 2017 10:22am PST

No details yet, but if it is like the original, it will be an exceptional addition.


"might have to buy XCOM 2 in a year or 2 on sale just to play that mod. I still play the ..."

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Watch Sean Bean calmly narrate Civilization 6

By John Keefer, Dec 07, 2016 8:08am PST

Of course, he doesn't realize he was killed off in the trailer for the game.


"Me too! Also - man, the music in that game was knocked out of the park again. Just hearing a few ..."

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Civilization 6 Fall 2016 Update includes DirectX 12 support, new maps, and more

By Daniel Perez, Nov 18, 2016 4:30am PST

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 received its Fall 2016 update, and with it, comes long-awaited support for DirectX 12.


"Unfortunately, now when I alt-tab out of the game it locks up my computer forcing a hard reboot. ..."

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XCOM 2 gets traditional controller support on PC starting today

By Daniel Perez, Nov 08, 2016 7:50am PST

It's been a long nine months for those who prefer to play PC games with controllers, but now you can use an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller to play XCOM 2.


"Cool. I was happy with the PC controls this time, but I still wish they had gamepad support from ..."

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Civilization 6 estimated to have sold over one million units

By Daniel Perez, Nov 02, 2016 12:50pm PDT

That's a lot of people trying to take over the world.


XCOM 2 DLC Shen's Last Gift out for PS4 and Xbox One

By John Keefer, Oct 26, 2016 8:34am PDT

A new trailer shows off the new robotic content.


"I wonder if they held this back from release just so they could sell it separately. Seemed ..."

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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.