Marvel's Midnight Suns & XCOM Director Leaves Firaxis After '23 Wonderful Years'
Image: 2K, YouTube

There's been a major shakeup at the 2K studio Firaxis Games today, as the former creative director on XCOM and Marvel's Midnight Suns, Jake Solomon, has announced he's leaving the studio after 23 years.

In a message to fans, Solomon pointed out how grateful he was to Firaxis and 2K for their support over the past couple of decades, while also revealing that his next plan is to "chase" a new dream.

Marvel's Midnight Suns & XCOM Director Leaves Firaxis After '23 Wonderful Years' 2
Image: Jake Solomon on Twitter

2K also announced today that Firaxis Games studio head, Steve Martin, is leaving the company after more than 25 years, and will be replaced by chief operating officer Heather Hazen.

"2K and Firaxis Games are deeply grateful for the foundation that Steve Martin set during his time at the studio, shepherding more than 30 game launches across three genre-defining franchises, and for ensuring a smooth transition for Heather into her new role. Firaxis is one of our company and industry’s most renowned studios, and we are confident that the team will continue to do great things under her leadership."

And finally, it's been confirmed that a new entry in the Civilization series is officially in development at the studio, with Ed Beach continuing in his role as the creative director on that project. Marvel's Midnight Suns will continue to be supported with post-launch content as well.

A big day for Firaxis Games, then! Let us know your thoughts down in the comments section below.