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XCOM's massive Long War mod is getting a sequel

Remember Long War? The celebrated XCOM mod that revamps, in a pretty substantial way, Firaxis' 2012 strategy reboot? Well that mod is getting a sequel, this time for XCOM 2. A sequel named *world's tiniest drumroll* Long War 2.

Long War Studios, the development company that made the original mod, announced the news on Steam, while also announcing that it had changed its name to Pavonis Interactive. Where does that leave the studio's Terra Invicta, an XCOM-ish game about defending Earth from an alien invasion, that was revealed just over a year ago?

The good news is that Terra Invicta is still listed on the studio's new site, next to a fresh entry showcasing its recent XCOM 2 mods.

There are no details anywhere about Long War 2 yet, but the team say they'll be sharing more "in the coming weeks".

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.