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X-COM Strategy Reboot Announced, Firaxis Handling Development

Matt Gardner
2K Games, Firaxis Games, Strategy games, Turn Based Strategy, X-COM, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

X-COM Strategy Reboot Announced, Firaxis Handling Development

Ok, so we know some of you (including us) have been a little disappointed that 2K Marin's X-COM reboot turned out to be an FPS. But fear not, strategy fans, for it looks like there'll be another take on the world of X-COM, this time in turn-based strategy form, thanks to Civilization devs Firaxis.

The news comes via GameInformer, who've announced that the freshly announced title - XCOM: Enemy Unknown - will adorn the February cover, and that the feature inside will lift the lid on "destructible tactical environments, the interaction between the real-time strategic view and the turn-based combat, how the XCOM organization improves its capabilities as the war rages on, and much more".

"It’s been a dream of ours to recreate X-COM with our unique creative vision. We’re huge fans of the original game and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to re-envision a game that is as beloved as X-COM," said Steve Martin, president of Firaxis Games. "We were careful to keep XCOM: Enemy Unknown true to the elements that made X-COM such a revered game while delivering an entirely new story and gameplay experience for both die-hard X-COM fans and newcomers to the franchise."

So there it is: one of the best strategy games of all time getting a fresh take thanks to one of the finest exponents of the genre. Happy now?!

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Late  Jan. 5, 2012 at 18:23

Definitely prefer this take on the franchise than the FPS one (which I confess does actually sound pretty good - even though I hate what they're doing!).
I look forward to seeing what they come up with. :D

davidpanik  Jan. 6, 2012 at 09:11

I could handle the fact the reboot was an FPS, it's the fact it looks completely unrelated to the original.

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