Firaxicon Starts Tomorrow!

A couple hundred fans will spend this weekend hanging out with Firaxis Studios in Baltimore, MD. We’re talking exclusive panels, meet-and-greets with the team, as well as never-before-seen content for both XCOM 2 and Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide. Yep, it’s time for Firaxicon 2015!


We’re not telling you all this just to rub it in – we’ll be bringing a bunch of the weekend’s activities straight to you. Just follow the “XCOM” and “CivGame” social channels to keep in the loop:


Sid Meier's Civilization series


XCOM series


Firaxis Games


As for the panels happening throughout the day this Saturday, don’t worry. You won’t miss a thing! They are all being streamed via Gamespot. As the official livestream partner of Firaxicon 2015, Gamespot is the place to see everything from the convention. Here’s a breakdown of the panels:

11am ET – 12pm ET

Leading the Resistance: A talk on XCOM 2 design and setting

Join the team leads from XCOM 2 as they discuss how they designed XCOM 2 as a follow-up to XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within, and get a chance to see never before seen content.

1pm ET – 2pm ET

Raising the Stakes: A retrospective on the design and goals of Rising Tide

Listen in as the Rising Tide team shares the process behind developing an expansion pack that takes the game in new directions with expanded content and redefined systems 

2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

Civ V Retrospective: The Complete Edition

Come listen to the Civ V team leads as they share never-before shared stories of early prototype ideas from the prehistory of Civ V. 

6pm – 7pm ET

Making Life Epic: A lookback at Sid Meier’s beloved classics

Join Sid Meier and special guests as they look back and provide new insight and stories on the development of classic titles like Civilization, Pirates, Railroads, and more