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That Other XCOM Game Is Still Coming

by Jim Reilly on Jan 05, 2012 at 04:58 AM

2K Games' other XCOM title developed by 2K Marin is still coming, the publisher confirmed.

This morning, 2K announced XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a strategy game developed by Civilization creator Firaxis. The publisher first unveiled the 2K Marin XCOM game, a first-person shooter, in April 2010. The game has since seen its fair share of delays, leading many to believe the title will never ship at this point.

Today's announcement doesn't mean 2K Marin's title is canceled, however. Below is 2K's statement on the matter:

2K Marin’s XCOM and Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown are two different games that draw from the classic XCOM universe. Each game offers a unique XCOM experience in different genres, as envisioned by two different studios with unique creative visions. 2K Marin’s XCOM is a tactical squad based shooter, offering boots-on-the-ground action through the experience of an XCOM agent leading  a team into combat against a dangerous, unknown enemy threat. 2K Marin’s XCOM is a character driven experience and offers a look at the origin of the XCOM organization as it faces its first threat from outside our world.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown, currently in development at Firaxis Games, is an action strategy title that will be instantly recognizable to fans of the original XCOM, while offering a ground-breaking gameplay experience for today’s console and PC gamers.  With equal emphasis on deep strategy and intense tactical combat, XCOM: Enemy Unknown puts players in control of the entire XCOM organization, managing resources, improving technologies, and overseeing their combat strategies and individual unit tactics, while battling a terrifying alien invasion around the globe. Released in 1993, the original XCOM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy masterminds at Firaxis Games.

XCOM from 2K Marin is scheduled to ship during Take-Two's 2013 fiscal year, which begins on April 1, 2012 and ends March 31, 2013. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming this fall.