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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It's looking like dissapearing from the internet was part of a very entertaining ad campaign
Can you smell what the “The Bureau” is cooking ?????
Looking forward to seeing the revamped version of this game. I'm assuming it's gonna be next-gen too.
That's pretty neat. I hope some more great news comes to follow!
Great, now I have to burn my computer.
Wow this is really cool, although I'm still not sold on a FPS take on the series.
I love stuff like this. Hopefully the game is back on track because I was really looking forward to it when it was first announced. It is pretty clear that it has gone through some rough patches since then but I would like to hope that they have turned it back around.
that's a creative way to stir up interest. i love it.
can we get a close up of the microfilm?
Odd. It's really neat that game companies do this!
Yes!! All I can say is that I am thrilled to see this!!
I hope this ends up being okay
Very interesting pr movie...and a creative one at that..well done 4K..well done.