Firaxis News


How Civilization 5 chose new cultures for Brave New World

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Firaxis details how it picks the new cultures going into a Civilization 5 expansion, using the nine set for the upcoming Brave New World as an example.


Why Sid Meier's name is on his games

By John Keefer, Jun 26, 2013 12:50pm PDT

Just how did soft-spoken, but brilliant strategy designer Sid Meier end up having his name as part of almost all his games?


"actually it was 2 console games the other console civilization was for the super Nintendo which ..."

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Mobile review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Firaxis and 2K have released the long-awaited iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Does it hold a candle to its PC and console brothers?


"Just got it, little sluggish but otherwise spot on to the Xbox/pc. I'm on an iPad 2 16gb"

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Civilization V: Brave New World trailer highlights World Congress

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2013 12:55pm PDT

While we were distracted gushing over horseback stealth and hair dragons last week during E3, 2K Games quietly released another Civilization V: Gods & Kings trailer. Now that we've had time to see it, hey, it's a short but interesting look at one of the expansion's big new f...


"I did, bought it on release day. Your attempt to cheerlead for them falls on deaf ears around here."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits iOS on Thursday

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2013 6:30am PDT

We were jolly pleased when we got to play the iOS port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and soon you should be too. The proper full game, which we're assured has "no free-to-play aspects to it," will launch this Thursday, June 20, at $19.99.


"Picking this up on day 1. I used to use Splashtop to play when I was at work over a remote ..."

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Interview: Why XCOM: Enemy Unknown is such a 'good fit' for mobile

By Gabriella Tato, May 31, 2013 10:00am PDT

We chatted with Jake Solomon, lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown about the upcoming iOS version, and what it means for the future of 2K.


"Its a good fit for mobile, but not my WiiU?! Thats bananas man."

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer shows off trade routes

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2013 10:00am PDT

A new trailer for Civilization 5's Brave New World expansion shows off the new trade routes system.


"It doesn't look like there's an expansion worth of content here. Nothing really game changing, ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown iOS preview: made for mobile

By Gabriella Tato, May 30, 2013 5:00am PDT

After spending some time with XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the iPad, it's safe to say that the game for iOS feels like a match that was meant to be.


"until I saw the bank draft which said $7529, I didnt believe that...my... friends brother woz ..."

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Civilization 5: Brave New World adding Indonesia, Morocco

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2013 8:30am PDT

Firaxis announced two more cultures being added to Civilization 5's "Brave New World" expansion: Indonesia and Morocco.


"Or maybe i'm overreacting! Hope so. I'll just shut up and wait for the reviews."

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Mobile review: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol

By Ozzie Mejia, May 14, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Firaxis takes to the skies with Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, an iOS turn-based strategy game that offers more quality than its free-to-play tag might suggest.


"(As in, it was not really intended. You can define what hardware features the app requires and ..."

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer highlights culture, tourism

By John Keefer, May 10, 2013 9:45am PDT

The Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion puts new focus on tourism and culture, including a new Cultural victory that lets you besiege other civs with just how cool you are with all the works of your new artists and composers.


"X-com squad reminds me of that amazing X-com map-mod scenario for Civ II."

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Mobile review: Haunted Hollow

By Ozzie Mejia, May 09, 2013 10:15am PDT

Firaxis ushers in Halloween early with Haunted Hollow, a new turn-based strategy game that features more treats than tricks.


"That's how I felt too, I found the microtransactions to be very in your face all the time and it ..."

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol launches, new trailer debuts

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2013 8:30am PDT

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol launches today, and Firaxis has produced a new trailer to show off the game in action.


"forgot about this! really anxious to check it out, just hope the "freemium" BS is kept to a minimum"

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol coming to iOS on May 9

By John Keefer, May 01, 2013 9:40am PDT

Firaxis Games already has one original iOS game in the works, but the popular strategy developer is releasing a new game with Sid Meier's name attached and hitting the App Store next week, publisher 2K Games announced announced today.


"wow..had no idea this existed. i guess it plays kinda like w40k?"

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown available on Mac today

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2013 10:40am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown has hit the Mac today, available through the App Store for $49.99.


"Nope, the Mac version isn't on Steam. Looks like they had Feral Interactive do the Mac port, and ..."

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