2K Games will announce a brand new franchise in August. The game will be available for purchase by March 31st 2022. This was revealed by parent company Take-Two during today’s financial earnings reports. The timeline is consistent with the expectations of Firaxis (the studio that created Civilization and the current XCOM games).
“Later this month, 2K will unveil details of another exciting new franchise planned for launch during this fiscal year” Take-Two president Karl Slatoff says during the quarterly results report. This new game will launch at some point after the company’s fiscal years end on March 31st 2022. (The Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands release date was also confirmed for this window as part of today’s call.)
Although this new franchise has not been confirmed by Firaxis, there are good reasons to believe it will be. We already know that Firaxis has “several” games to announce this year, and the studio’s titles have historically been published under the 2K label. The 30th anniversary of Civilization is in September. However, a new Civ would not count as “new franchise”.
This is what we know. However, it has been unofficially reported that the next Firaxis title will feature an Avengers-style game. That rumour started making the rounds ahead of E3 and was quickly corroborated by some reliable sources, but the big trade show came and went without any official confirmation.
For now, check out some strategy games to whet your appetite for this mystery announcement.
Publiated at Mon, 2 Aug 2021 23.48:11 +0000