Take Two Interactive has revealed two release dates for their two upcoming XCOM games – one to the public and one to investors. The Firaxis remake of UFO: Enemy Unknown will launch in North America on 9 October and elsewhere on 12 October.
As for the shooter-style reboot (just called XCOM), that was originally announced in 2010 for release in 2011. That was then delayed to 2012. Then a second delay to 2013. It has now been delayed a third time and yet another year to 2014, according to Take Two’s financials.
If I was inclined to bet, I’d say that that particular game in the XCOM franchise will meet the same fate as some others in the series and never be released.
The XCOM: Enemy Unknown remake will be getting a special edition with some extra goodies, for those who like that sort of thing, and the smart money says that there will be an additional set of cosmetic DLC for outfitting your soldiers with, at an extra cost. It would seem almost absurd to think that there won’t be.