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XCOM
« on: April 14, 2010, 05:19:23 AM »
BioShock 2 dev does Xbox exclusive XCom
Series rebooted as FPS



The rumours were true (sort of): 2K's announced an XCom reboot exclusively for Xbox 360 and PC. Though it's not Irrational Games developing this one - it's the other BioShock studio, 2K Marin.

2K describes XCom as "the re-imagining of one of gaming's most storied and beloved franchises," claiming that it "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."

2K's blurb reads: "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," the publisher says.

X-Com had been rumoured to be in development at BioShock creator, Ken Levine's studio, Irrational Games, but yesterday the LA Times reported that they're busy at work on an "original title".

2K boss, Christoph Hartmann said of the announcement: "With BioShock 2, the team at 2K Marin proved themselves as masters of first-person, suspenseful storytelling, and with XCOM they will re-imagine and expand the rich lore of this revered franchise. Players will explore the world of XCOM from an immersive new perspective and experience firsthand the fear and tension of this gripping narrative ride."

Good stuff. See the first screenshot above.
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Re: XCOM
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 06:01:35 AM »
OXM editor hypes up next month's huge announcement

Official Xbox Editor Jon Hicks has told CVG that the mag will next month reveal the return of a "substantial franchise" - as an Xbox exclusive.

The Next Month page of the latest issue of UK magazine says a 'gaming classic' is set to return, as you can see here:



Hicks told us: "It's a very substantial franchise and it's going to be a very big surprise. A good one, though - we're really looking forward to it."

A 'very big surprise'? We likey. But what could it be, do you reckon?
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Re: XCOM
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 06:35:30 AM »
Syphon Filter ?? could be anything really

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Re: XCOM
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 06:43:20 AM »
with Marin incharge we can all have high hopes

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Re: XCOM
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 07:49:42 AM »
Time Splitters!!!!

I would so get that!  ;D

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Re: XCOM
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 09:25:50 AM »
hmmmm ..


I've never heard of it.


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Re: XCOM
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 09:38:37 AM »
Jazz Jackrabbit!!!!

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Re: XCOM
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 10:52:40 AM »
Shenmue 3!  ;D

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Re: XCOM
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 11:44:03 AM »
Shenmue 3!  ;D

Shenmue isn't a 'gaming classic' or 'substantial franchise' so it won't be that, i'm now going in hiding so i'll see you all once Tara has calmed down  :)
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Re: XCOM
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 01:31:42 PM »
wicked another child hood favourite gets a reboot... :-\

guess I'll have to wait and see.



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Re: XCOM
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2010, 02:09:16 PM »
James Pond. 8)


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Re: XCOM
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2010, 02:33:31 PM »
Killer Instinct 3.

RARE has to actually make a good Xbox game one of these times, right?
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Re: XCOM
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2010, 02:40:07 PM »
XCom as a first person shooter?  ??? ??? ??? ???

Wow. So basically they are taking the name and legacy of one of the best games ever created and raping the hell out of it for $.

 >:( >:( I'm pissed. 2K Marin can suck a big one. Bioshock 2 was a derivative turd, and XCom deserves better. >:( >:(
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Re: XCOM
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2010, 03:06:24 PM »
Killer Instinct 3.

RARE has to actually make a good Xbox game one of these times, right?

Good call


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Re: XCOM
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2010, 03:20:33 PM »

 

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