2K Games announces the release of XCOM 2 for Windows, OS X, and Linux, the highly
anticipated sequel to the UFO infested strategy reboot. A
launch trailer comes
with the announcement, which offers all the details:
2K and Firaxis Games
announced today that XCOM® 2, the sequel to the Game of the Year* award-winning
strategy title, is now available worldwide for Windows-based PC, as well as Mac
and Linux via Feral Interactive. XCOM 2 already has critics raving with IGN
awarding it a 9.3 out of 10 and saying, “XCOM 2 is an amazing game”, along with
PC Gamer writing, “We’ll play this forever,” and awarding it a 94% out of 100%.
Game Informer Magazine also wrote that XCOM 2 is “one of the deepest and most
rewarding strategy games on the market” and awarded it a 9.5 out of 10.
“Firaxis is taking the XCOM franchise to a whole new level with XCOM 2’s epic
story and replayability factor, making it the most thrilling game in the
series,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “XCOM 2 is a worthy successor
to the award-winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and is already receiving outstanding
reviews from critics.”
In XCOM 2, humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a
new world order on Earth. XCOM, formerly a secret paramilitary organization, is
largely forgotten and must strike back from the shadows to reclaim Earth from
the aliens’ rule and free mankind from their evil plans.
“The XCOM 2 team strived to create a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown that gamers
would love and want play over and over again,” said Jake Solomon, creative
director of XCOM 2 at Firaxis Games. “Adding in features that set it apart from
previous XCOM games was important to us, like a unique new narrative, more
varied and powerful aliens, procedurally-generated levels and modding support.
The team is hugely appreciative and humbled by the positive response so far, and
we hope that strategy and sci-fi fans will enjoy the game as much as we enjoyed