Take-Two Still Working on XCOM Shooter that Everyone Forgot About
Back when I wrote the All Your History based on XCOM, I dove deep into where the series went over the years, including the long-in-development first-person shooter coming from Take-Two and 2K Marin. While that game was announced way back in 2010, it’s yet to be released. Meanwhile, late-last year Take-Two released Firaxis’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a remake of the turn-based strategy original that started the franchise.
Enemy Unknown has earned some great scores and has been nominated for tons of awards…leaving most folks to forget that there was that other XCOM game in the first place. Well, a post on CVG today reports that 2K Marin is still hard at work on the title, and that it’s slated for sometime in the 2014 fiscal year, which runs between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.
Will the game be a first person shooter still? Or will it be a squad-based, third-person shooter, as was reported by Kotaku back in October? And now that we know how awesome the world of turn-based strategy alien-killing can be, does anyone still actually want this game?
I’m interested, I’ll admit that much—but aside from that, I’m feeling like I’d be more interested in sequels to Firaxis’s remake. Not everything has to be a shooter, right?