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XCOM shooter isn't dead, re-reveal coming soon

24 April 2013

The developer behind the planned XCOM shoot-‘em-up has confirmed that the elusive project will finally rear its head again after a lengthy hiatus.

Announced in 2010, XCOM quickly went underground, eventually leading to rumors that the game had been shelved. We played it at E3 two years ago, where it appeared to be shaping up nicely. However, it has since emerged that the shooter has undergone something of an overhaul, with a re-reveal planned in just a matter of days.

Writing on its blog, 2K Marin stated, “The XCOM universe is expanding. In the coming days the world will get a fresh look at the long-awaited squad-based tactical shooter in development at 2K Marin. Announced back in 2010, the game has undergone an evolution since we last showed it to you at E3 2011.”

“The creative development of this game has been a collaborative process of discovery and iteration. 2K’s culture allows our studios the freedom to refine their visions, to explore new ideas, and to deliver the best possible experiences for players.

“Through this exploration, 2K Marin has refined their vision, and as a result the game has evolved into a high-stakes narrative experience imbued with core XCOM concepts.The wait is nearly over and we can’t wait to share more details with you about the game in only a matter of days.”

Stay tuned for more info as we get it.


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