2K Games announced today the development of a new XCOM game. For those of you too young to recall the original, it turned a lot of kids into seasoned gamers by making them realize games could be about more than getting gold coins out of bricks. The new First-Person Shooter is in development by 2K Marin, the studio behind BioShock 2.
2K Games announced today that XCOM,the re-imagining of one of gaming’s most storied and beloved franchises, is currently in development exclusively for the Xbox 360 and Windows PC, XCOM combines the strategic core of the groundbreaking franchise with a suspense-filled narrative and distills it into a tense and unique first-person shooter experience.
XCOM is the re-imagining of the classic tale of humanity’s struggle against an unknown enemy that puts players directly into the shoes of an FBI agent tasked with identifying and eliminating the growing threat. True to the roots of the franchise, players will be placed in charge of overcoming high-stake odds through risky strategic gambits coupled with heart-stopping combat experiences that pit human ingenuity – and frailty – against a foe beyond comprehension. By setting the game in a first-person perspective, players will be able to feel the tension and fear that comes with combating a faceless enemy that is violently probing and plotting its way into our world.
Hopefully this game will do more than just reimagine the original.