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Firaxis Games Hit With Layoffs

Firaxis Games Hit With Layoffs - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2023 / 2,021 Views

Maryland-based Firaxis Games has been hit with layoffs, according to a 2K spokesperson who spoke with Axios.

Nearly 30 people have been laid off, which were due to "sharpening of focus, enhancements of efficiencies, and an alignment of our talent against our highest priorities," according to the spokesperson. "The studio remains focused on developing critically acclaimed video game."

Firaxis Games recently released the turn-based tactics game, Marvel's Midnight Suns, in December 2022. The studio is most well known for developing the Sid Meier's Civilization series of games.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Blood_Tears (on 01 June 2023)

They had a critically and commercially successful IP in XCOM with a nice set up for a third game in that franchise. Chasing Marvel money was the wrong move.

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Pemalite (on 01 June 2023)

Firaxis is one of my favorite developers, hopefully it doesn't impact the next Civilization title.

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Ka-pi96 (on 01 June 2023)

A shame. Especially if Midnight Suns underperformance is related at all. Wouldn't even be the devs fault. By the sounds of it it's a really good game and one I want to buy. Just that terrible DLC pricing is putting me off. Good job greedy execs!

When they release a "complete edition" they'll get an extra sale from me at least though.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 03 June 2023)

The game had okay ish scores and that wasn't enuf for people to get invested let alone it's 70 bucks,

Yes it's a long game but their gameplay is quite a niche to the market,

Bloody everyone be buying lazy sports game and uninspired call of dutys

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