As someone who was quite fond of what we saw of the re-imagined XCOM at E3 this past year, but who's also excited about the Firaxis strategy reboot of the franchise, I am somewhat conflicted by this news.
We haven't heard much about the XCOM FPS as of late, but have seen and heard plenty about XCOM: Enemy Unknown. In fact, many would say this news does not come as a big surprise.
However, I believe I speak for a lot of gamers when I say that releasing Firaxis' (creators of 2K's beloved Civilization series) "strategy" reboot of this classic "strategy" game first is a fine way to get the gaming world re-acquainted with the franchise.
What say you?
XCOM Delayed [IGN AU via Game Informer 226]