XCOM: Enemy Within Wont Be DLC For Consoles

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Tue, Sep 3, 2013 11:00 AM
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XCOM: Enemy Within is set to add a huge amount of new content to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the popular reboot of the XCOM series from last year.

Unfortunately, the DLC will be too big to ship to consoles, forcing fans on the Xbox 360 or PS3 to buy the Commanders Edition...

One can only hope that this sort of problem will soon be a thing of the past as the next-gen consoles take over. Until then, it seems the DLC will only be available as part of the full Commanders Edition collectors edition, which contains the base game, the Enemy Within DLC, as well as the Slingshot and Elite Soldier add-ons.

Garth DeAngelis, Firaxis Games Senior Producer, said:

"For the expansion on the PC, it was fairly straightforward. But when it came to the consoles, it was too big. If we wanted to deliver the same content to the console players, we had to do it this way as a standalone expansion on a disc. We couldn't simply just patch it in."

This does bode somewhat well for the amount of new content being added, which should add a huge amount of extra playtime to fans of the game.

Did any of you guys play XCOM: Enemy Unknown on your console? Do you think the next-gen consoles will have fewer restrictions? Tell us below.

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18:53 Sep-03-2013

only on the commander's edition for console, huh? that stinks, I play XCOM: EU on my PS3, but it was free on playstation plus, so if this has a reasonable price, I may snag the commander's edition, I do like the sound of Enemy Within being too big to patch, assuming that's not just an excuse to charge more money, if it's not an excuse, though, it means we could see the game double in length, probably : D

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