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XCOM 2 developer Firaxis on the game’s console invasion

2K Games is in the midst of what might be one of its busiest ever periods. The team is currently in the throws of launching seven games in six weeks, which began earlier in the month with the chart-topping BioShock: The Collection and will conclude at the end of October …

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XCOM 2 set for PS4 and Xbox One

Hit PC strategy game XCOM 2 will come to consoles after all. Developer Firaxis has teamed up with The Workshop to deliver a PS4 and Xbox One version of the game. The title is set for release on September 9th in Europe. Gamers who pre-order the title will receive the …

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Julian Gollop’s new game will be a cross between old and new XCOM

The upcoming PC strategy game Phoenix Point will merge the gameplay of the new XCOM titles, with those from the 1990s. That’s the one piece of information that creator Julian Gollop shared with MCV whilst reminiscing about the origins of the series. Gallop was part of the team that created …

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History Lesson: The story of XCOM

Behold, the power of games testers. Back in 1993, Harlow-based devs Julian Gollop and his brother Nick were deep in development on UFO: Enemy Unknown – the first game in the XCOM series. Unfortunately the publisher they were working for, MicroProse, was bought out by Spectrum HoloByte. And the new …

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X-Com creator Gollop was ‘outraged’ by The Bureau

The creator of the first X-Com game has revealed he was so incensed by the announcement of 2K’s X-Com FPS spin-off that he almost crowdfunded a spiritual successor to the original. Take-Two announced a first person X-Com title all the way back in 2010, prior to the release of Firaxis’ …

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XCOM 2 delayed until 2016

Quite possibly the most eager anticipated PC game of Christmas has been delayed. XCOM 2, the sequel to the excellent 2012 game XCOM: Enemy Unknown (which was itself a remake of the equally bloody good UFO: Enemy Unknown) will now be arriving on February 5th, 2016. It’s a disappointment to …

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Firaxis considered remaking Terror from the Deep

Firaxis says a remake of XCOM classic Terror from the Deep is still a possibility. The 2K-owned studio brought XCOM back from the dead in 2012 with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a remake of the original 1994 strategy classic of the same name. It led some fans to call for a …

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Winning strategy: War gaming firm Slitherine on balancing niche appeal with mainstream success

Slitherine could very well be the biggest publisher you’ve never heard of. Formed 15 years ago, the Epsom-based firm has long been the flagbearer for war gaming titles in the UK – so much so that it doesn’t even fully consider the complex strategy titles in its catalogue video games, …

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XCOM 2 confirmed for PC, slated for November release

A full sequel to 2012 sci-fi strategy reboot XCOM: Enemy Unknown has been officially revealed. Developed by Enemy Unknown creator Firaxis Games and published by 2K, XCOM 2 will take place 20 years from now on an Earth where aliens have already conquered humanity, as opposed to Enemy Unknown’s attempt …

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Physical and digital blend in new XCOM board game

Fantasy Flight Games has teamed up with Firaxis Game to launch a board game based on hit video game franchise XCOM. XCOM: The Board Game, which is due out in Q4 2014, sees players take on a series of alien attacks and the game blends physical and digital play with …

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