XCOM FPS Pushed to 2013, Firaxis Strategy Reboot Still Set for 2012

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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.

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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.

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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]

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lukeplunkett
Luke Plunkett

This will be essentially an entirely new game, from what I hear. A number of very key personnel involved with the original pitch have left 2K altogether, and the new studio has started from almost the ground up. It'll probably keep the same art design, and that'll be it.

Which is a shame. The original pitch looked great, especially given the presence of a "proper" Xcom game to keep the old fans happy.