The lights are on
Nobody knows what's going to happen to 2K Games' originally announced XCOM title (back in 2010), but if this stash of classified info is any indication, we may find out soon.
There has been buzz recently that 2K's XCOM (which started out as a first-person shooter take on the series) was going to be making a comeback after having been MIA since it's 2010 announcement.
Today we received a "confidential" banker's box labeled "Burn After Opening" on it. In it were assorted items from the sixties including a map of Rosemount, Georgia (with marks tying the city's Institute of Science, police station, cemetary, New Beginnings Church, and pizzeria together), postcard from Pima, New Mexico, a jar of black liquid and accompanying stained ash tray, and more.
This is a KIA report for a secret service agent killed at the Groom Range Test Lab in some sort of failed extraction attempt. But what were they removing?
Here is an Internal Defense Directorate for the Citizen Skywatch.
Finally, the photo strip shown at the top (of what looks to be a cube-shaped object in the sky) comes with the text:
Fifty years ago, we erased the truth.This evidence is being shared with a select few.Work together to uncover what really happened.The time has come. The world deserves to know.- X
What's unclear is what this means for the game's current direction. If this recent cache of info is any indication, we should be hearing more about the new/old XCOM in the near future.
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I was interested in the "men in black" style game that was showcased in 2010, regardless of the franchise. With a proper strategy based X-Com already out, maybe this game can have chance. With the different time setting (based on the old footage), this could be a great little side story to the franchise.
Or, it could just be crap. Time will tell.
Thats pretty cool X-com was always a good game. Ooooon is anyone here familiar with this podcast group called 4pp? If so do you like watching them play games? I do and im just asking the GI community cause I'm curious to see what you think.
This looks incredibly interesting. Hopefully something turns up soon. I don't want that XCOM title to die.
So it looks like this XCOM game is alive and kicking. Maybe Prey 2 will be the next game to rise from the ashes.
Not sure if this is important, but the "We must remain vigilant" line reminds me of the Latin motto of the Council.
It's ghouls I tell ya. Religious ghouls in rockets looking for a land to call their own.
I hope this means something good.