Firaxis Games News


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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XCOM 2 system requirements revealed

By Daniel Perez, Dec 10, 2015 1:10pm PST

You actually won't need such a powerful machine in order to run XCOM 2.


"Cool, those seem pretty good must be scalable. The new screens look really nice so that is good ..."

- valcan_s see all 2 comments

XCOM 2 Deluxe Edition announced; post-launch DLC outlined

By Daniel Perez, Dec 10, 2015 5:00am PST

2K and Firaxis Games have announced the XCOM 2 Deluxe Edition as well as what we can expect in terms of post-launch content for the game.


"Just to prove you can't please all the people all the time I have a friend who is totally gutted ..."

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Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Impressions: Making Planetfall

By Steven Wong, Sep 29, 2015 6:50am PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with the Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide expansion and claim the seas in the name of our empire. Here's what we found in the ocean depths.


XCOM: Enemy Unknown headed to PS Vita, according to ESRB

By Daniel Perez, Aug 31, 2015 9:16am PDT

An ESRB rating has popped up for a game called XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus for the PlayStation Vita.


"I keep wanting to get this for ios or android, but I keep hearing how it's a total memory hog ..."

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XCOM 2 Gamescom 2015 demo boards the Avenger

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 20, 2015 5:00am PDT

2K Games and Firaxis have released the XCOM 2 demo shown during Gamescom 2015, showing off the game's central hub.


"The guy speaking from 8min22s onward sounds exactly like Optimus Prime! oO"

- scary_monster see all 24 comments

Civilization: Beyond Earth explores a free Steam weekend today

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 13, 2015 10:50am PDT

In anticipation of the upcoming Rising Tide expansion, 2K Games and Firaxis have opened the door for a free Civilization: Beyond Earth weekend on Steam.


Firaxicon 2015 comes to Baltimore in October

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 29, 2015 8:00am PDT

The second Firaxicon will take place on October 3, giving attendees a chance to meet Firaxis developers, as well as check out XCOM 2 and Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide before they release.


Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide trailer highlights amphibious adventure

By Daniel Perez, Jul 22, 2015 8:01am PDT

A new trailer for the Rising Tide expansion shows off much of what we can expect from the upcoming DLC, including new factions, units, and more.


XCOM 2 lead producer discusses what happened to Central Officer Bradford

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2015 1:25pm PDT

He was one of the central characters of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but what ended up happening to Central Officer Bradford? XCOM 2 lead producer Garth DeAngelis explains during a recent livestream.


"Nice I need any info I can get even if it's a rehash of stuff from e3"

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Civilization: Beyond Earth dives into the Rising Tide with E3 walkthrough video

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 30, 2015 10:05am PDT

Civilization: Beyond Earth is months away from getting its first expansion. With that in mind, 2K and Firaxis have released the full E3 2015 walkthrough video to show off some of its new features.


Watch the full XCOM 2 E3 2015 gameplay demo

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2015 5:00am PDT

XCOM 2 is coming exclusive to PC later this year. To help generate some excitement, here's the full demo from E3 2015.


Civilization: Beyond Earth first expansion Rising Tide coming in fall 2015

By Daniel Perez, May 18, 2015 6:45am PDT

The first expansion for Civilization: Beyond Earth has been announced and will allow players to colonize both the skies and seas, includes additional diplomatic options, and more.


"Hopefully this will fix all the glaringly bad problems with the game. It's boring as shit right ..."

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Civilization: Beyond Earth update prepares for Starships' arrival

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2015 11:45am PST

The latest update for Civilization: Beyond Earth is addressing several aspects of the Firaxis strategy game, including trading routes and Wonder effects. However, it will also prepare for the incoming arrival of Sid Meier's Starships by adding in a connectivity feature.


"Some nice changes. It sounds like they made a bunch of the Wonders more worthwhile."

- Arcanum see all 2 comments

Watch Sid Meier and Firaxis construct vessels in Sid Meier's Starships

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 09, 2015 3:00pm PST

Now that fans have had a first glimpse at Sid Meier's Starships, now Sid Meier and Firaxis are offering a look at how to build the ideal starship.


"Looks great and now I know that Sid is directly involved in this game as well. This is ..."

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