Firaxis’ Jake Solomon Announces Departure From Studio #GeekLeap

Jake Solomon, the director of Marvel’s Midnight Suns and the trendy XCOM video games, has introduced his departure from Firaxis. 

Solomon has labored at Firaxis for 23 years and is greatest generally known as the lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the director of XCOM 2, together with its Battle of the Chosen growth. He most lately directed Marvel’s Midnight Suns. 

In an announcement posted to Twitter, Solomon doesn’t state a particular cause for his resignation however does tease his subsequent challenge stating “My mind is on hearth with a brand new dream. Time to go chase it.” Whether or not or not this dream retains him within the sport trade stays a thriller. You’ll be able to learn his full assertion beneath.

After 23 fantastic years, I’m shifting on from Firaxis

I’m an enormous dreamer, and I fulfilled two lifelong goals in making XCOM (and XCOM 2, and Battle of the Chosen) and Marvel’s Midnight Suns. I’m the luckiest child who ever lived.

X-COM was my favourite sport rising up; it’s why I’m a sport developer. Marvel comics made me a dreamer, and people characters really feel like my prolonged household.

I’m grateful to my Firaxis teammates, previous and current, for making goals into actuality. Real love and gratitude. We did some actual great things collectively.

I’m grateful to 2K for all the time believing within the goals, and all the time supporting us with the time and assets wanted to carry them to life.

And I’m so grateful to everybody who loved XCOM and Marvel’s Midnight Suns. I’ve by no means taken this job as a right. Thanks for letting me do that job.

I beloved designing tactical turn-based video games, nevertheless it’s time for different, smarter individuals to push that house ahead.

My mind is on hearth with a brand new dream. Time to go chase it.


A few of our favourite reminiscences of Jake’s time at Firaxis embrace this humorous video of him visiting a sport retailer to persuade consumers to purchase XCOM 1. He was additionally a fantastic sport on our Marvel’s Midnight Suns Speedy-Fireplace interview. You’ll be able to learn our evaluation of his remaining challenge at Firaxis, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, right here. 

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