XCOM 2 Set To Be Released On PC
Earlier today, gaming websites and computer gamers went into a frenzy as news broke regarding Firaxis Games’ XCOM 2. Looks like there will be a full sequel to 2012’s critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown and a continuation of the now 20-year-old legendary turn-based tactical squad combat series, which will be available exclusively on PC this November. This new guerrilla force will face more powerful enemies in unpredictable combat scenarios as they fight to turn the tables on a technologically superior enemy.
Over the next month IGN will reveal more details about XCOM 2, uncovered during the video game website’s exclusive visit to Firaxis’ Maryland studio. A few of the game’s details were revealed today, including new features such as:
-Four of the five new soldier classes
-New enemies: Evolved Sectoids, snake-lady Vipers, and Advent soldiers
-Stealth-infused tactics, including using cover for concealment and looting fallen enemies and allies
-A mobile base: a flying aircraft carrier called the Avenger
-Procedurally generated maps and the technology that powers them
-Mod support, including official mod tools and Steam Workshop integration
IGN has also announced that they will feature an exclusive interview with Creative Director Jake Solomon and Lead Designer Garth DeAngelis on the reasons behind the bold move to take XCOM from a multiplatform series to a PC exclusive, and how XCOM 2 will be tailored to take advantage of that single platform’s strengths, followed by Firaxis’ exciting plans to support “modders” and their work.