Is there any concrete sign they're making the game more moddable? XCOM2's mod support has been great, letting people change the game significantly and provide many quality of life improvements in the same week the game was released. The article on IGN says "Notably, this is the first Civ game since Civilization 4 in 2004 to launch with a completely new game engine one Firaxis says its designed from the ground up with deep mod support in mind." However for BE they said "Mod support: Robust mod support allows you to customize and extend your game experience.", and the mod scene never took off quite like Civ4's - we never saw total conversions on the scale of FFH2. Cautious optimism?