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Rumour: XCOM shooter now a squad-based, 3rd-person game

XCOM! No, no… not that really promising turn-based one subtitled Enemy Unknown – the other XCOM remake/reboot/reimagining that initially started life as a first-person shooter. Remember that one? It was first unveiled at E3 in 2010 and since then kind of went off the radar. It’s back now though, albeit looking a little different.

File under rumour for now, but website Kotaku has posted an article based on an online survey about the game. That survey was supposedly sent in by one of their readers, and it asks all sorts of questions like whether or not people would want to pay full price for this game, or less for a downloadable version.

Judging by the screenshots (more on Kotaku) the game’s setting and theme hasn’t changed, but the squad-based third-person shooter is a definite adjustment from the originally presented first-person shooter.

Another oddity is the missing PC platform. The survey apparently made references to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, but no mention was made of the game coming to PC. This XCOM game was initially pitched for all platforms.

Publisher 2K Games has since issued the staple “we don’t comment on rumours and speculation” response. The game is still in development by 2K Marin – the same people who brought us BioShock 2.

Source: Kotaku

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