Firaxis Games News


XCOM: Enemy Unknown 'Slingshot' DLC coming next week

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST

The first expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown lands on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC December 4th. It will be available for $6.99.


"I would like a Skirmish mode. Fully customisable too. Want to go up against 15 Elites? Or want ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC to continue in 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 31, 2012 9:30am PDT

Prepare yourself for even more XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Described as a "commercial success" by publisher 2K Games, the company has announced that it will continue supporting the game with DLC in 2013.


"lol big plans; we have less than 2 months till the real aliens show up."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown 'Slingshot' DLC announced

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 23, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Hands up, who wants more XCOM? You do. It's you. All of you. Delightfully, more is coming "soon" in the 'Slingshot' DLC, announced today by publisher 2K. The trio of Council missions will see your squad "meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship's course, and d...


""more ways to customise your mens"...lets see some regional accents, I'm sick of Imamu "Doc" ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown's original pitch video revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 03, 2012 2:30pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown's release next week marks the return of a franchise in hiding for over a decade. But, how has it changed since its inception? Developer Firaxis Games has released Enemy Unknown's original pitch video.


"WOW. That map! The wheat, the barn, the traditional house made of wood! THAT looked like a ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown experiments with pre-order bonuses on Steam

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 07, 2012 6:00am PDT

Ever keen to experiment with digital distribution, Steam is trying something unusual on XCOM: Enemy Unknown pre-orders with publisher 2K. Rather than offering fixed bonuses, Steam will unlock increasingly fancy goodies as more people pre-order, including extra character cust...


"I agree that Stack of Doom was a bad thing. I think 1UPT is an equally-bad swing in the opposite ..."

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Watch an hour of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2012 6:45am PDT

You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself ye...


"That's what the rabid X-Com fans want to hear, though. And it wasn't every time something ..."

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Civilization V 'Gods and Kings' demo available

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Firaxis has now put up a demo for its Civilization V "Gods and Kings" expansion.


The Last of Us wins Best of Show from E3 Game Critics

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 10:00am PDT

The Game Critics Awards have finally been determined, and Naughty Dog has come on top with The Last of Us.


"I think South Park winning best RPG is quite indicative of the lack of RPGs at E3 this year. Not ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown E3 trailer looks nothing like XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2012 7:36pm PDT

How exactly can one sell a turn-based tactical game to the E3 audience, who clap and roar because they recognise a character in a video game? The approach taken by XCOM: Enemy Unknown is pretending you're something else entirely with a very flashy E3 trailer.


"Reminds me of the intro animation of the Original Xcom. And I'm looking forward to the ..."

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Civilization V adding Steam Workshop for mods

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2012 6:45am PDT

Firaxis is cutting out Civilization V's existing mod browsing system to slip in Valve's sleek and chic Steam Workshop. As in Portal 2 and Skyrim, it'll let you easily peruse, download, rate, and submit mods through your browser or the Steam client.


Civilization V getting free Steam weekend

By Steve Watts, May 24, 2012 12:45pm PDT

Civilization V is getting a free Steam weekend, along with a 75% off sale on the game and its associated downloadable content.


"Sweet, and i'm going to a LAN party this weekend. If only the Gods and Kings expansion came out ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown preview

By Andrew Yoon, May 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an incredibly tense, gripping strategy game, where every decision feels like it matters. In other words, it's wonderful.


"Same. Only got the games recently, on Steam. I seem to have lost the ability to play '90s PC ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming October 9, PC special edition announced

By Andrew Yoon, May 22, 2012 5:00am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 9th. In addition, 2K Games is offering a special edition of Enemy Unknown to PC gamers.


"It's not an XCOM game at all, but tactical shooters are always a good proposition for me. ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown embraces gaming's 'renaissance of difficulty'

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 10, 2012 11:45am PDT

In a recent interview, X-Com: Enemy Unknown producer Garth DeAngelis talks about balancing challenge with accessibility, the renaissance of difficulty in games, and making the turn-based strategy game appeal to core fans and newcomers.


"I just started playing the Misery mod for Call of Pripyat. Holy shit, that's some amazing ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC packs mod support, unique UI

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 16, 2012 9:45am PDT

The PC edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown will have its own "unique" UI rather than the controller button-y interface shown so far, and Firaxis plans to support mods too.


"That might be nice, Steam workshop needs more games using it so Valve steps up its quality."

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