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XCOM 2 is delayed until February

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The good news is that XCOM 2 finally has a solid and specific release date. The bad news is that it's not, as originally planned, coming in November. 2K Games revealed on Twitter this morning that the game will instead be out on February 5, 2016.

"We’ve set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been working hard to make sure we deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown. We just need a little more time to make it the best possible game," the studio wrote. "With XCOM 2, we want to have more depth, more replayability, and more investment in your soldiers and this extension will give us the time we need to deliver on our promise to you."

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Personally, I'm okay with that: I'd rather wait for something good than get a game on schedule that isn't quite fully baked. We'll find out more about XCOM 2 when developer Firaxis shows it off at the upcoming Firaxicon, which takes place on October 3 in Baltimore.

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.