Firaxis confirms new Civilisation in growth as XCOM designer Jake Solomon departs


Technique targeted developer Firaxis has confirmed it is engaged on a brand new entry in its long-running Civilization sequence, with the announcement arriving alongside the information that XCOM and Marvel’s Midnight Suns designer Jake Solomon is leaving the studio after 23 years.

The announcement comes as Firaxis promotes Heather Hazen, beforehand the its chief working officer, to the place of studio head. Hazen replaces Steve Martin, who served as Firaxis’ president and studio head for practically 17 years.

In a press release accompanying the information, Hazen stated, “I am thrilled to have this chance to hold on the studio’s storied legacy, starting with the announcement that Firaxis is in growth on the following iteration of the legendary Civilization.” Particulars on the undertaking are skinny, however the developer has confirmed Ed Seashore, who lead the design of 2016’s Civilization 6, will function inventive director on the brand new recreation.

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It has been six and a half years since Firaxis’ earlier Civilization instalment, which continues to be recieving new DLC.

Firaxis’ flurry of bulletins additionally consists of the information that Jake Solomon, inventive director and designer on the superb Marvel’ Midnight Suns and the XCOM franchise, is leaving the studio after greater than twenty years to “[embark] on a brand new chapter”.

“I am a giant dreamer, and I fulfilled two lifelong desires in making XCOM…and Marvel’s Midnight Suns,” Solomon wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “I am the luckiest child who ever lived. X-COM was my favorite recreation rising up; it is why I am a recreation developer. Marvel comics made me a dreamer, and people characters really feel like my prolonged household.

“I am grateful to Sid in the beginning for educating me. If I am ever half nearly as good as him I will be twice nearly as good as I’m now. I am grateful to my Firaxis teammates, previous and current, for for making desires into actuality. Real love and gratitude. We did some actual good things collectively. I am grateful to 2K for all the time believing within the desires, and all the time supporting us with the sources wanted to carry them to life. And I am so grateful to everybody who loved XCOM and Marvel’s Midnight Suns. I’ve by no means taken this job without any consideration. Thanks for letting me do that job.

“I cherished designing tactical turn-based video games, however it’s time for different, smarter individuals to push that area ahead. My mind is on hearth with a brand new dream. Time to go chase it.”


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