We bloody well know that you were disappointed when you first heard that the next X-Com game would be a first-person shooter, instead of a strategy game. Well, guess what’s coming in our way guys. Yeap, that’s right; a strategy game based on X-Com that is developed by Firaxis and is slated for a Fall release in PC, X360 and PS3. In other words, it’s what you – X-Com fans – have been waiting for, so keep reading.
This new X-Com game was revealed by GameInformer. Firaxis Games was responsible for Civ V, so there is no denying that the studio knows how to build a strategy game. However, it will be interesting to see whether or not they’ll dumb down its mechanics and gameplay as it’s coming to consoles too. We hope that they won’t mess it up, so for now we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Steve Martin, president of Firaxis Games said:
“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. 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.”
According to GameInformer, X-COM: Enemy Unknown will feature destructible tactical environments, interaction between the real-time strategic view and the turn-based combat, upgrades and improvements for XCOM’ capabilities as the war rages on, and much more.
Here is hoping that the game will remain true to its predecessors and hopefully, we’ll have more news in a few weeks!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."