Latest XCOM 2 Screens Head Into The Wilderness

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 3:00 PM
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If the drudgery of XCOM 2’s urban landscapes were getting the better of you like they were me, then perhaps a peek at the wildernesses in which you’ll be getting mercilessly slaughtered by the alien scum will do you some good. Just like its predecessor XCOM: Enemy Unknown, action in XCOM 2 often spills out of the streets and into the surrounding countryside, where tactical reshuffles and flanking opportunities abound.

Screenshots released by Firaxis show there’s plenty more variation on offer  in XCOM 2 this time around. You won’t just be running through that same German forest with the crashed UFO again and again, ad infinitum, but traipsing through snow mounds, jungle paradises, and overgrown villages. The ADVENT organisation’s control out here isn’t so tight, making it a prime spot to turn the tables on your grey-skinned foes.

Firaxis say these wilderness environments are designed to be much more open, with clearer lines of sight which force long-range engagements. There’ll be a few buildings to take cover in but the additional layer of destruction means nowhere’s safe for long.

Following its delay a few months back, XCOM 2 will now be launching on February 5th, 2016, exclusively on PC.

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03:32 Nov-24-2015

These look great. Better than the urban landscapes, those look a bit too clean to me.

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19:28 Nov-23-2015

Love this game, cant wait!

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05:46 Nov-24-2015

Me too, the first game was really gooood.

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18:25 Nov-23-2015

wow, definitely better detailed, and i still can feel the same mood, style and atmosphere from the ew and wu.. thought they were going different way..

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18:05 Nov-23-2015

I'm so excited for this. I really can't wait to get my hands on it! :D

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16:02 Nov-23-2015

this is one of those games i know i will be putting a lot of time in
i cant wait to play it
it really looks great

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15:10 Nov-23-2015

What engine did they used,still UE3?

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16:00 Nov-23-2015

the said the same engine as xcom eu
but the have upgraded the engine somewhat

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15:06 Nov-23-2015

Wow the screens look really good with lots of details. Can't wait to play this when it releases!

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