The lights are on
XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the tactical strategy game, released last year, but there is (was?) another XCOM game in development. It is a first-person shooter, and like evidence of aliens on Earth after government intervention, it has suddenly and inexplicably disappeared.
Digital Trends noticed yesterday that the game's official website has gone down, and official trailers for the game on 2K's YouTube channel have suddenly gone missing as well.
Last year we were assured that despite frequent delays, the game had not been cancelled. In October, we heard that the game was undergoing a number of significant changes.
Something is happening with the XCOM shooter. It may have been cancelled, but there is also the possibility that it will be re-unveiled with its rumored changes.
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I can tell.
Bah...I still need to play the newest one.
I was actually intersted in this game...
Personally I thought this game looked really interesting. A game portraying the XCOM organizations origins in the 50's sounds like a really cool idea, and I wasn't too bothered by the first person shooter aspect, as long as that was on top of some more strategic/choice based gameplay. On the other hand I totally understand why fans of the original games would be annoyed. (I've only played the newer Enemy Unknown and maybe a few hours of the original). Either way I hope soooomething comes of this game, seemed promising. Loved that black goo, and loved those floating death spheres!
I hope it's not cancelled. It looked very interesting.
i didn't even hear about this until i saw a preorder thing on gamestop
I had a paranoid feeling about this happening, and just to prove I'm not mad, I saved the original trailers on my xbox, just so I could say "hey you kiddies, I remember when xcom was supposed to be set in the 19hundred n Fifties, n there was black ooooz and odd geometry killin ever body! Gah hehehe."
Please do not be cancelled. Hopefully it is just a name change or something of the sort. It actually looked pretty interesting.
whelp, it's highly classified information now....
Geez. An XCOM FPS? That may be fun!
The idea of this sounded good so hopefully it still comes out.
Something tells me this may not be such a bad thing. From what I heard, it seemed to be a bit of an odd game.
First person? Vanished? Good.
Hopefully one of the significant changes is switching it to 3rd person.
Oh please oh please let this travesty of the Xcom name be gone FOREVER. Let it be forgotten. May it sully the memory and life of XCOM no more!