XCOM: Enemy Unknown In Development At Firaxis Games

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2K Games has announced that Firaxis Games, the creative team behind the iconic Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise, is developing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, an action strategy title that is planned for release in the Autumn of 2012. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be instantly recognisable to fans of the original X-COM, while breaking new ground in strategy games for today’s console and Windows PC gamers. With equal emphasis on deep strategy and intense tactical combat , XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place players in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, players will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

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This is an interesting announcement since the bigger XCOM reboot hasn’t even dropped yet so they don’t know how folks will respond to it. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a completely different game in that its a strategy title vs a shooter like the other XCOM game in the works. Honestly, if the folks at Fireaxis were going to work on a strategy title for consoles, I would have preferred it be another Civilization title but it is nice to see XCOM going back to its roots.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available in the Autumn of 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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