The creation of a new studio by veterans of the industry is always interesting to try to dream of what the future holds for us. It turns out that alumni from Firaxis have just embarked on a brand new project.
Firaxis is the famous studio behind the Civilization series (from the third episode) but also obviously XCOM. Veterans of the team have just created their own studio, Bit Reactor, to focus on creating strategic turn-based titles. Co-founder and CEO Greg Foertsch proudly states:
We’ve assembled an incredible group of talented, experienced, and dedicated developers to create rich storytelling and rock-solid game mechanics to give this genre – turn-based strategy – its finest hour. A new golden age of turn-based games is upon us.
Good basics for Bit Reactor
The announcement of the creation of the Bit Reactor studio focuses heavily on the experience of the team accumulated on XCOM, but the “newbies” have also worked on Civilization and Elder Scrolls Online. The CEO himself worked at Firaxis for more than 20 years and was artistic director from 2005 to 2019 on XCOM and XCOM 2. We are therefore dealing with a man with a certain background and undisputed know-how. in the field.
The turn-based strategy genre has taken advantage of the success of the XCOM series to come back in force, and Bit Raeactor’s ambitions are already clearly displayed: eventually winning the prestigious title of “game of the year”. For its part, the Firaxis studio itself is currently making a certain Marvel’s Midnight Suns.