Firaxis Games, Inc.

Moby ID: 4

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  • Firaxis Games East, Inc. (from 1996 to 2006-01)

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Firaxis was formed in 1996 by the three legendary game creators Sid Meier, Brian Reynolds and Jeff Briggs. Before forming Firaxis, these three created classic hits like Railroad Tycoon and the Civilization series at MicroProse Software.

The company largely focuses on Sid Meier games, first with Sid Meier's Gettysburg!, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, and later Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004), and the continuation of the main Civilization series with Sid Meier's Civilization III and beyond.

In 2005, the company was acquired by Take-Two Interactive, joining the 2K Games publishing label. In March 2006, due to cost-saving measures, fellow Take-Two development studios PopTop Software Inc. and Frog City Software were merged into the company.

In the 2010s, the company would revive the X-COM series and it would become its second flagship franchise alongside Civilization.

Credited on 35 Games from 1997 to 2022

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Marvel Midnight Suns (Enhanced Edition) (2022 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
Marvel Midnight Suns (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
XCOM: Chimera Squad (2020 on Windows)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
XCOM 2: Collection (2018 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One...)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2016 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
XCOM 2 (2016 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution 2 Plus (2015 on PS Vita)
Sid Meier's Starships (2015 on Windows, Macintosh, iPad)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014 on Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution 2 (2014 on iPhone, Android, iPad)
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies (2013 on Windows, iPad, iPhone)
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol (2013 on Windows, iPhone, iPad)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition (2013 on Macintosh)
Haunted Hollow (2013 on iPhone, iPad)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012 on Linux, Windows, Xbox 360...)
CivWorld (2011 on Browser)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: The Mobile Game (2011 on J2ME)
Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (2009 on iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone)

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History +

March 2006

Take-Two Interactive Software merges PopTop Software into Firaxis Games as a cost-saving measure.

November 7, 2005

Company acquired by Take-Two Interactive.

1996

Firaxis company founded

Trivia +

The company's name was inspired by an intense musical piece composed by Jeff Briggs, President and CEO, titled… Firaxis. Firaxis is a fusion of 'fiery' and 'axis.'

Their logo features the fire wheel, which symbolizes, according to the developers, the fiery axis of creativity from which all great game elements arise.

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