XCOM 2 Announced - Coming In November As A PC Exclusive

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 5:00 PM
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Firaxis and 2K have announced XCOM 2, a PC-exclusive sequel to 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Originally teased a week or so ago on a teaser website called Advent Future, XCOM 2 revolves around the Advent Administration, who claim to offer a utopian vision of living. Or not, as the case the may be.

XCOM 2 will be a direct sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, offering up turn-based tactical squad combat on tiled maps. Players will be taking control of an underground guerilla task force 20 years on from the events of Enemy Unknown. The alien threat has overtaken the world and established a new world order, and it’s up to XCOM to wrestle back control of Earth from the Advent government.

The elite XCOM unit in XCOM 2 are now the invading force, using guerilla warfare tactics to destroy the aliens. As such, XCOM members have only limited resources, outnumbered and outgunned by the technologically superior alien threat.

New to XCOM 2 is the introduction of procedurally-generated levels, offering up practically limitless replayability. Firaxis have also opened the doors to increased modding support, as well adding five updated soldier classes, more alien and enemy types, greater soldier customisation and evolved tactical combat.

The feedback from the passionate XCOM community played an important role in the development of XCOM 2, driving us to push the visual, gameplay and replayability boundaries of what a strategy game can be,” said Jake Solomon, creative director of XCOM 2 at Firaxis Games. “We’re thrilled to implement long-time fan requested features such as procedural levels and modding support, as well as adding more of what makes XCOM great like new aliens, enemies and soldier classes.

XCOM 2 is coming out in November this year, and it’s going to be exclusive to PC. Look for the first gameplay trailers in a fortnight, when XCOM 2 will be shown at E3 2015.

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14:29 Jun-02-2015

How many comments are there about this game being a PC exclusive and how many comments are there about this game being announced? Think about that.

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14:08 Jun-02-2015

is this game a RPG?

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16:11 Jun-02-2015

it's a turn-based strategy

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16:14 Jun-02-2015

It has some RPG mechanics.

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16:17 Jun-02-2015

XCOM games are TBS tactical games where you manage base, choose missions and control squad of soldiers, they have stats and get experience so partially it is rpg

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19:41 Jun-02-2015

yeah its RPTBSG lol

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08:10 Jun-02-2015

GLORIOUS PC GAMING MASTER RACE!! ;D

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06:42 Jun-02-2015

I wish someone makes a Jagged Alliance reboot as well, for real. Not like "Flashback". I love turn based military combat, and Jagged Alliance and X-Com were among the best of them.

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08:07 Jun-02-2015

Totally agree, world need new jagged alliance game and not that JA flashback/JA back in action/JA online crap

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06:01 Jun-02-2015

I am against every fanboyship but PC is clearly superior, based on facts, not opinions.


http://i.imgur.com/cIOnJdZ.jpg


Yet i hope console gamers get this in future. They deserve playing XCOM just as i deserve playing Halo/GOW/GeOW/Uncharted/Last of Us etc. Exclusives are evil. They are forcing you to buy something you don't really need.

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00:59 Jun-03-2015

Not unless those games are "first party exclusives". BUY A CONSOLE for those games.
Third party games now that's a different story.


P.S. Who cares what's more superior because it's the games that matter the most in the end.

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05:51 Jun-03-2015

First party exclusives are worse. No one can force me to buy a useless console.

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21:24 Jun-04-2015

Let's agree to disagree about that last part.
I don't mind at all if it's console/handhelds or PC. Gaming is gaming no matter what. I enjoy playing on whatever. It's just nice to be able to enjoy and not miss out on games.

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05:41 Jun-02-2015

No doubt this game is amazing , but Bioshock ,_,

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02:19 Jun-02-2015

This is just great! What a year... lots of great games coming out.

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01:26 Jun-02-2015

"PC has no good exclusives"

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05:53 Jun-02-2015

Said Sir Fanboy of PS4/XONE the 8th.

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06:59 Jun-02-2015

Really, I guess it the comes to the genre you prefer but PC has,
S.T.A.L.K.E.R series
Project Zomboid
Grim Dawn
Titan Quest
Wargame 1,2 and 3
Icewind Dale 1,2
Planescape
Torment,
Neverwinter Nights 1,2
Divinity-Original Sin
EVE
Free Space
Home World
Star Citizen
Masters Of Orion
Xenonauts
Galactic Civilisation series
Sins Of a Solar Empire series
Kinetic Void
X Series
Wasteland 2
World Of Warcraft

The Secret World
The Old Republic
Rift
Dawn Of War
Guild Wars 2
The Total War Series
Civilisation 5
Alpha Centurion
The Witcher
to name a few xD

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08:57 Jun-02-2015

Star Citizen is PC exclusive? Or you mean the beta?


So it is! PC exclusive game that eats all the others :P

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07:20 Jun-02-2015

Guys, I think that was sarcasm...

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07:25 Jun-02-2015

Yeah I know .... hence the xD at the end of my comment :)

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08:29 Jun-02-2015

XCOM from firaxis was definitely made with "consoles" in mind, look how it is simplified when it comes to movement and action points, standing/crouching, inventory and ammo
So its not about they dont want to sell it on consoles its about they sold lot more on pc and lot less on consoles
Saying its "pc exclusive" is just PR crap

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22:41 Jun-01-2015

It's a great game and, as a PC guy, I hope it goes to consoles. I hate exclusivity, whichever direction it happens.


We play games as gamers.... We don't play corporations.

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04:13 Jun-02-2015

I agree. This game should come out on next gen consoles as well. It's only fair.
As for me, I'll be getting this on PC.

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21:07 Jun-01-2015

I just cant have enough of these games

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20:35 Jun-01-2015

Awesome, I loved Enemy Unknown. I just hope this time around the game has less bugs, but it probably will because the devs will be able to focus all their efforts on just one version this time around. As a result, we the PC users will hopefully get better graphics, and a more polished product. Looking forward to it!

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04:16 Jun-02-2015

I still hope they port it over to next gen consoles afterwards though.

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04:36 Jun-02-2015

Hopefully they'll get it as a delayed port yeah. It would suck if they never got it, I'm just glad the devs will be able to focus all their efforts for the initial release on a definitive PC version of the game.

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19:47 Jun-01-2015

Waiting 5 months for this might just figuratively kill me. Enemy unkown was my game of the year for 2012, I just can't wait

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19:31 Jun-01-2015

If only this game had a popularity like COD or Battlefield, we all would be saying PC MASTER RACE right in the fase of the console peasants :)

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04:12 Jun-02-2015

Don't be a fanboy. The only peasants here are people like you.

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17:03 Jun-02-2015

Lol, don't hate. I'm not a fanboy, but I prefer pc gaming since it is really an all in one machine. Every time AAA titles strike us by making games console exclusive or timed exclusive and now is the chance to strike back.

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18:53 Jun-01-2015

Finally, time to say PC Master Race again ;D

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18:41 Jun-01-2015

This announcement made my entire week :)

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18:35 Jun-01-2015

I don't think games should be exclusive and stuff. every type of gamer should be able to enjoy it. This makes sort of a divide. But I don't know I cant think of a reason to have a platform exclusive games. Enlighten me anyone.

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18:45 Jun-01-2015

Exclusives make it easier to focus on making the game run perfectly on one system, in stead of making it run average on several systems. Focusing on PC will also make it easier to make a game without the limitations of consoles with lacking hardware.

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19:02 Jun-01-2015

Consoles are never a problem in terms of optimizing. PC however is a problem.

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21:08 Jun-01-2015

Wrong. There's a reason a game might be 1080p on PS4 while it's 900p on the Xbox One. Optimization. You asked people to enlighten you. You don't actually know about this, which means you might want to check your facts a little better before trying to argue over it.

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21:28 Jun-01-2015

Well I think the reason a game might run at a lower resolution on an Xbox One versus a PS4 is because the Xbox One has a weaker GPU ( 7850 equivalent on the Xbox, 7870 equivalent on the PS4) but you're right Indigo in that having the game be exclusive to PC will allow the devs to make the game without graphical concessions, and to unleash the full power of people's PCs with support for high framerates, 4K and the like. That's why PC exclusives are good IMO.

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18:33 Jun-01-2015

Yeah!! PC Only. This is the only time when PC gamers will rejoice! P.S. Please tell me that the predicted requirements are joke! ;)


I loved Enemy Unknown and a sequel would be great. Turn based games are great!

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21:27 Jun-04-2015

I still hope they port it over to consoles afterward. No one should be force to miss out on third party games.

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18:25 Jun-01-2015

Sooooooo, i saved the world 20 times, and it was all for nothing? I know i should have done it 21 time, I KNEW IT ! And PC exclusive, i thought they dont make this anymore.

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18:54 Jun-01-2015

You had one job Emperor... And you had to do it 21 times. This is all your fault.


That makes you awesome! ;)

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IM SO SORRY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, ILL CHASE THEM OFF, SOOOOOOON

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