If only Sega were like this... Long story short, back in 2012 Firaxis Games released a reboot of an old game called XCOM on the PC. The game received highly positive reviews which led an extensive mod community for the game. One of the mod named "Long War" which essentially gave XCOM an complete overhaul received high praises from the community. Long War was downloaded over 500,000 times by users and caught noticed by Firaxis Games. Firaxis openly praised the Long War modders for their work. and invited them to work with them on future projects. With the up coming release of XCOM 2, Firaxis specifically altered the game engine to allow easier and extensive mods and hopes XCOM 2 could serve as a platform for future community creative projects. Furthermore Firaxis worked with Long War Modder (now known as Long War Studios) to release DAY 1 mods with the release of XCOM 2. This is an interview they did which show their perspectives on the gaming community, gaming intellectual property, and game longevity: This is what gaming company should be doing in 2016, not money hogging, slapping copyright claims, or milking your fans like SEGA's been doing for decades. Remember DOTA was a WC3 mod, and it spawned an genre of MOBAs... Sega, you fucked it up good. Just die already.