We’ve known for about a year now that the XCOM series was getting an FPS reboot by 2K Games, and the news left fans of the original games a little cautious. Not to worry, fans: 2K Games has unveiled that a strategy-heavy new version of XCOM, called XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is in development at Firaxis Games and is slated to release this fall for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Yes, Firaxis Games — the same house of strategy experts led by Sid Meier. They know a thing or two about strategy games.
Here’s the info about XCOM: Enemy Unknown, just as we learned it from 2K Games:
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be an action strategy title that’s instantly recognizable to fans of the original X-COM while breaking new ground in strategy games. With equal emphasis on deep strategy and intense tactical combat, XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place players in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, players will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on the original game’s legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. Players will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available in fall 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC. A specific release date hasn’t yet been announced.