Firaxis News


Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Review: The Call of the Sea

By Steven Wong, Oct 08, 2015 5:00am PDT

Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide takes your extraterrestrial empire to the ocean, where vast resources and opportunity await. But is it enough to bring new life to an game that was held back by its rigidity and forgettable leaders? Our review. 


"Metacritic indicates that this is Gods and Kings of BE, and not the Brave New World we hoped for. "

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XCOM 2 Devs Address Mod Support, Procedural Levels

By Steve Watts, Oct 05, 2015 9:00am PDT

Shacknews talks with XCOM 2 creative director Jake Solomon and art director Greg Foertsch about the future of mod support, how its procedural generation works, and alien win conditions.


"And just as the player is trying to complete the game, the aliens are too. XCOM 2 introduces ..."

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Meet XCOM 2's New Enemies, the Archon and Shieldbearer

By Steve Watts, Oct 03, 2015 8:45pm PDT

Today at Firaxicon, the developer unveiled two new enemy units for XCOM 2. Shacknews talked to creative director Jake Solomon and art director Greg Foertsch about these latest additions.


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 2 introduces us to its new, and familiar, personnel

By Daniel Perez, Sep 02, 2015 9:46am PDT

2K and Firaxis are introducing us to the personnel we'll be working with on the Avenger in XCOM 2.


XCOM 2 release date pushed back to February 2016

By Daniel Perez, Aug 28, 2015 9:32am PDT

The upcoming sequel to 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown needs a little more time to be developed, so 2K and Firaxis have announced XCOM 2 is getting delayed.



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XCOM 2 to Infiltrate PCs This November

By Steven Wong, Jun 01, 2015 8:30am PDT

After some teasing, XCOM 2 has been officially announced, and it will release exclusively for the PC this November.


"Man I hope there is melee combat like the cinematic trailer suggests :)"

- kwperley see all 7 comments

Sid Meier's Starships Review: Fire All Guns

By Steven Wong, Mar 11, 2015 9:50am PDT

Sid Meier's Starships lets you manage over a fleet of space ships for intense tactical combat missions. But is a game that's all about ship combat worth checking out? Read the review to find out.


"It probably will work well with touch screen controls on the windows platform."

- baron calamity see all 13 comments

Sid Meier's Starships Preview: Journeying to the Stars

By Steven Wong, Feb 24, 2015 5:00am PST

We go hands-on with Sid Meier's Starships to see if we have what it takes to build an unstoppable armada and conquer the galaxy... through reason and diplomacy, of course. Our most powerful battleships are named Reason and Diplomacy.


"2k is sharing you out :D https://plus.google.com/113254436424549007660/posts/H2Jp6dUidVZ"

- Degenerate see all 9 comments

XCOM: Enemy Within hits iOS and Android devices tomorrow

By Steven Wong, Nov 12, 2014 5:00am PST

XCOM: Enemy Within is finally being ported to iOS and Android devices, and it hits digital stores tomorrow.


"I'd love to play this but not switching back to android or apple. I really love my Nokia Icon, ..."

- Saldrin see all 12 comments

Civilization: Beyond Earth review: Humanity's End

By Steven Wong, Oct 23, 2014 5:00am PDT

Civilization: Beyond Earth leaves behind humanity's homeworld with the hope of creating a better future. How does this epic sci-fi Civilization game stack up against its earthbound historic predecessors? Our review.


"Civ2 was awesome from the start. For a sequel it hit everything just right."

- agcrouton see all 25 comments

Civilization: Beyond Earth intro cinematic searches for hope

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 15, 2014 11:15am PDT

2K and Firaxis have released the opening cinematic for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, in which humanity begins its search for a new home.


Firaxis lead designers discuss Civilization: Beyond Earth's desert-like arid biome

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 25, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The Earth-like lush biome won't be the only one available to explore in Civilization: Beyond Earth. Shacknews recently spoke with Firaxis lead designers Will Miller & David McDonough to talk about the desert-like arid biome.


"What? Not even something like a "Petra" World wonder as in CIV V? No buildings or special ..."

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Civilization: Beyond Earth coming in October

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2014 7:54am PDT

Civilization: Beyond Earth, the futurist take on the long-running strategy franchise, has set a landing date. 2K Games announced today that it will come to PC on October 24 for $49.99.


"of all the things to like about AC, unit customization was one aspect i did not care for"

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth preview: boldly going

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2014 8:00am PDT

It's time to blast off into parts unknown in Civilization: Beyond Earth. Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with the Civilization series' jump into the future.


"Well, it it really just Civ5 in space? I'm not surethat is enough to make me buy it. "

- xenophobe see all 26 comments