2K: strategy games “not contemporary”

Speaking to MCV, 2K president Christoph Hartmann defended the company’s decision to reboot the beloved strategy series as an FPS. “The 90s generation of gamers all love XCOM and we own the IP, so we thought, okay, what do we do with it? Every studio we had wanted to do it and each one had its own spin on it,” he said. “The problem was that turn-based strategy games were no longer the hottest thing on planet Earth. But this is not just a commercial thing – strategy games are just not contemporary. It’s not a case of cashing in on the name. We just need to renew it because times are changing.”