2K Games Announces XCOM
, a first-person shooter reimagining of the X-COM
series of counter-UFO tactics games. The project is in the works at 2K Marin, developers of BioShock 2
, and it is due for Windows and Xbox 360, though a release date is not set at this point. A screenshot
accompanies the news, and the preliminary XCOM Website
is online. Here's a bit:
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.