When publisher 2K Games announced that the beloved X-Com franchise would be getting a reboot as an FPS, many fans of the original series were completely bummed out. Here was one of the best strategy titles being transformed into something completely different so as to cater towards mass market appeal – well, that’s what the pissed off fans would have you believe.

Sid Meir’s Firaxis Studio now rides in to the rescue as it’s been revealed (via a February cover feature in magazine Game Informer – where else?) that 2K will be publishing a true-to-its-roots, strategy title with XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

The game sees you taking control of X-COM forces as you attempt to rescue civilians and combat the alien threat across the globe. The game will feature real-time tactical elements with turn-based combat – so it’s basically a traditional X-COM game. It’ll be out this year during our spring time on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Now if only it’ll be revealed that EA is publishing a top-down strategy Syndicate game as well, it’ll feel like the nineties all over again!

Source: Game Informer