Firaxis announces the development of a new installment of Sid Meier’s Civilization
2K announced today through a press release that Heather Hazen, veteran of the video game industry and Chief Operating Officer by Firaxis Games, has been promoted to head of studiomarking the beginning of a new era of development in this study that, as you strategy lovers know, is known for the Sid Meier’s Civilization saga, XCOMand of the recent Marvel’s Midnight Suns.
Hazen direct the development teams of Firaxis Games and lead them with the main objective of creating “the best strategy games on the planet”. Prior to Firaxis Games, she was an executive producer of Fortnite at Epic Games, as well as plants vs. zombie and bejeweled, while at PopCap Games. Hazen’s rise stems from the departure of the studio by Steve Martin, who is leaving the studio after more than 25 years.
“We are delighted to welcome Heather Hazen as the new head of the studio at Firaxis Games, and we believe that we will continue to drive the success that Firaxis has consistently provided as part of 2K’s independent studio model,” said David Ismailer, President of 2K. “2K and Firaxis Games are deeply grateful to Steve Martin for laying the foundation during his time at the studio, directing over 30 releases of games across three genre-defining franchises, and for ensuring a smooth transition for Heather into her new role. Firaxis is one of the most renowned studios in our company and in the industry, and We are confident that the team will continue to do great things under his leadership.“, he added to his statements.
The new Civilization is already in development
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to carry on the studio’s legacy, starting with the announcement that Firaxis is developing the next installment of the legendary franchise civilizationsaid Hazen. “I am lucky to work with some of the best developers in the industry and we have plans to take the franchise civilization to new and exciting heights for our millions of players around the world. In addition, we will continue to support Marvel’s Midnight Suns with their post-launch content, and exploring new creative projects for our teams,” he added.
Ed Beach, who has been part of the development of titles for civilization for more than 15 years, he will continue in his role as creative director of the next civilization. The franchise civilization is one of the most important and award-winning in the world of video games with more than 65 million copies sold to date.