XCOM strategy game dated, XCOM shooter delayed

Take-Two has confirmed a 2012 launch date for Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown, while delaying 2K Marin’s firstperson shooter take on the franchise from its current fiscal year to its next.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 strategy game in the mould of the Julian Gollop classics, will launch on October 9, 2012 in North America and three days later internationally.

2K Games marketing VP Sarah Anderson said: "As we reimagine XCOM, one of our goals is to evolve the experience while recognizing what made XCOM one of the greatest PC games to date. It's important to create an experience that is appealing to both existing fans and newcomers to the world of XCOM, which is what we're doing with XCOM: Enemy Unknown."

Meanwhile, the release of the XCOM shooter has been delayed from the current business year to fiscal year 2014, which runs until March 31, 2014.

Announced in April 2010 and in development at BioShock 2 creator 2K Marin, it was originally set to be a PC and Xbox 360 title, but a PS3 version was also confirmed last June alongside a then planned March 2012 release date.

Back in January we spoke to Gollop, the man who created XCOM, to find out what he thought of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the future of turn-based strategy.

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