Civ5 lead designer exits Firaxis

Jon Shafer, lead designer on the recent mega-release Civilization V, has left Firaxis after nearly six years.

“I very much enjoyed my time [with] Firaxis, worked on many projects that I’ve very proud of and got to know a lot of amazing people. I’m appreciative of the opportunities provided by Firaxis and 2K, and hope to see (and play) more great games from them in the future,” Shafer stated when asked for comment.

Shafer, who worked with Take-Two subsidiary Firaxis since 2005 on various games including Civilization IV and its expansions, left on his own terms.