Firaxis News


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."

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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. "

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Civilization: Beyond Earth takes the series into the future

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 12, 2014 9:00am PDT

Firaxis revealed a brand new game in the Civilization series at PAX East today. Dubbed "Beyond Earth," the latest entry in the franchise takes the series into the future.


"I wonder if it's going to have space exploration or it's going to be one planet only like Alpha ..."

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Civilization 5 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown get Complete Editions

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2014 2:30pm PST

2K Games is working on a pair of Complete Editions for Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The former will release tomorrow, while the latter arrives on March 4 with XCOM: Enemy Within packed in.


"They could just call it something else. Planetfall or Rigel Kentaurus would be good options. "

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XCOM Enemy Within video review: luck of the draw

By Shane Satterfield, Nov 11, 2013 4:00am PST

Last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a critical darling, redefining how a turn-based strategy game can look and play. A year later, Firaxis returns...


"Until we're gaming on the oculus rift, I think everyone is bored. "

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies announced for PC and iOS

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 21, 2013 7:30am PDT

Firaxis is landing a sequel to Sid Meier's Ace Patrol on PC and iOS this fall, publisher 2K announced today. Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies will bring the turn-based strategic aerial combat to the Pacific theatre, flying missions in battles including Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Gua...


"Ace Patrol was pretty fun. Will check this out when it comes out."

- Haxim see all 5 comments

Civilization 5 'Scrambled' map packs announced

By Steve Watts, Oct 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT

2K Games and Firaxis have announced two new "Scrambled" Civilization 5 map packs inspired by the Scramble for Africa scenario in Brave New World. One is available now, and the other is coming November 5.


XCOM from aliens' perspective would be complicated, says Firaxis

By Steve Watts, Sep 30, 2013 8:15am PDT

XCOM has plumbed the depths of a human story, but switching perspectives to the aliens would require more than just replacing human units with alien ones, according to Firaxis' Anada Gupta.


"I agree with this, I don't see the point of an alien POV campaign. Make the aliens playable in ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Within has you punching aliens with mechs

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 03, 2013 7:30am PDT

The upcoming Enemy Within expansion for XCOM: Enemy Unknown adds a bevvy of new features for players to tinker around with. However, there's one primary takeaway fans have become fixated on: the ability to punch aliens with mechs.


Sid Meier's Ace Patrol moves to PC today

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 27, 2013 9:30am PDT

We really liked Sid Meier's Ace Patrol. But alas, it was exclusive to iOS. That changes today with a brand new PC port.


"NEVER should have went to smart devices first. Your home is the PC. Stay put!"

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You can play Civilization 5 as Beavis & Butthead

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm PDT

One intrepid modder has produced the leaders Civilization 5 clearly always needed: Beavis and Butthead.


"Oil deposits are replaced by natural gas. Biology and Steam Power on the tech tree become ..."

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New XCOM game in the works, 2K Games confirms

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 01, 2013 11:15am PDT

2K Games has announced plans to announce a new XCOM game at Gamescom. It'll likely be XCOM: Enemy Within for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.


"Well I'm excited. Hopefully it has terror from the deep inspiration, given the story of it and ..."

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