Firaxis News


Civilization 5 devs on forging a Brave New World

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 11:30am PDT

We talk with Civilization 5 senior producer Dennis Shirk and Brave New World lead designer Ed Beech about the motivations and intricacies of the upcoming expansion.


"heh, there's those new "XCOM squad" units fighting that Giant Death Robot."

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' coming July 9

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2013 8:15am PDT

Civilization 5's "Brave New World" expansion will release July 9, Firaxis has announced.


"Man, every day I think I should start a new Civ5 game, and every day I get distracted. Today ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming to iOS

By Steve Watts, Mar 23, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Today at its PAX East panel, Firaxis and 2K games announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to iOS devices.


"Civ Rev was headed for Wii at one point but they canceled it. Not sure why but it probably had ..."

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Civilization 5 'One World' expansion spotted

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2013 4:15pm PST

Civilization V may be getting a new expansion titled "One World," judging by an executable file listing.


"As a hard loyalist to Civ 4, Gods and Kings made all of the right moves and fixed lots of the ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown gets free Second Wave DLC today

By John Keefer, Jan 08, 2013 7:30am PST

If you feel like killing some aliens today and jump into XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you will be greeted with a brief download bearing a free gift. Publisher 2K Games has released the second DLC pack for the game entitled Second Wave.


"Actually you're just plain incorrect about that. On Steam, if they release free DLC, you cannot ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown patch to make Easy easier

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2012 12:35pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting a patch that will make Easy mode easier, fix some hanging problems, and provide various other bug fixes and balanced adjustments.


"Incorrect, because changing your next action (firing with the heavy instead of the sniper) means ..."

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Civilization Online announced for Asian territories

By Steve Watts, Oct 25, 2012 9:00am PDT

Take-Two has announced a massively multiplayer online Civilization being developed for Asian territories, dubbed "Civilization Online."


XCOM: Enemy Unknown achievements hint at DLC

By Steve Watts, Oct 17, 2012 2:00pm PDT

A series of XCOM: Enemy Unknown Steam achievements hint at extra missions not found in the main game, including special win conditions and a new squad member.


"Any psionic soldier you put in psi-armor and send to the device is the chosen one, because you ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC patch enables 1080p movies

By John Keefer, Oct 15, 2012 4:15pm PDT

If you were one of the unlucky ones that could only get those really cool XCOM: Enemy Unknown movies in 720p instead of 1080p, fear not, human, as the new patch makes 1080p movies the standard for PC.


"speaking of which what happened to those aliens? The ending kinda just forgot about them"

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown review: a space odyssey

By Steve Watts, Oct 09, 2012 6:00am PDT

Firaxis has revived the classic XCOM series by showing the world how to pull off a turn-based strategy game. Our review.


"A true gamer cares not about platforms, but plays games regardless of platform."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer launches the team

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2012 9:00am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out next week, and 2K has released a new launch trailer to mark the event.


"MOOM is right. That's all in-game footage (with maybe an exception to the globe fly-by at the ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown interactive trailer is next-best thing to playing

By Steve Watts, Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT

An interactive trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown lets you choose some of the mission elements.


"I understand, although the trailer comes across like there's a cut and dry right (defensive) and ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo available on PC

By Steve Watts, Sep 24, 2012 9:30am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown now has a demo up on Steam, letting you try out the tutorial missions and look around the XCOM base camp.


"Pretty cool. Went from nowhere on the radar to a probable purchase down the road..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown preview: Little Gray Target Practice

By Steve Watts, Sep 07, 2012 9:00am PDT

A hands-on look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown, peppered with thoughts on updating the classic from lead producer Garth DeAngelis.


"this game is going to rock, I got UFO to learn how to play and its pretty brutal .. like no ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer shows casualties of war

By John Keefer, Aug 24, 2012 6:45am PDT

The scene on the ground is pandemonium. People are dying out there, and the enemy is still unknown. The new trailer for XCOM from Firaxis shows off the need to train good soldiers to keep your team's casualties to a minimum.


"Cannot wait for this, of course I am currently playing through the first one, Really hope they ..."

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