"With BioShock 2, the team at 2K Marin proved themselves as masters of first-person, suspenseful storytelling, and with XCOM they will re-imagine and expand the rich lore of this revered franchise," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "Players will explore the world of XCOM from an immersive new perspective and experience firsthand the fear and tension of this gripping narrative ride."
Like its predecessors, the new XCOM game will tell the story of humanity's struggle against an unknown enemy. Players will step into the shoes of an FBI agent tasked with identifying and eliminating the threat.
“True to the roots of the franchise, players will be placed in charge of overcoming high-stake odds through risky strategic gambits coupled with heart-stopping combat experiences that pit human ingenuity – and frailty – against a foe beyond comprehension.”
For more insight into the franchise in its original incarnation, read The Making Of: X-COM: Enemy Unknown.