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Julian Gollop on XCOM Remake

An interview on Edge Magazine talks with Julian Gollop, asking the creator of the original X-COM about XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the the recently announced revival of the strategy series, which is also being revisted as a first-person shooter. Though he's not involved in the new projects, he does have an opinion about what the remake should address:

Yeah, of course. Mainly in the realm of accessibility, which some people might call 'dumbing down' In the early 90s of course you didn't have in-game tutorials or help, because it was all in the big thick manual. Today people do not read manuals, they expect the game to teach them how to play it. Which is fair enough. In Shadow Wars we put a fair amount of effort into making the game accessible, teaching the systems as you're playing the game, hopefully keeping the player interested as they're learning.

This is the major thing, but it doesn't mean you have to dumb anything down in the sense that the full complexity of the game would be eventually revealed to the player as he learns all the systems. That was one thing that was difficult about the original UFO [X-COM was known as UFO in the UK]. It put you there and forced you to make decisions straight away without much idea of what you were supposed to be doing!

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