XCOM: Enemy Unknown - a new XCOM strategy game from the creators of Civilization

XCOM Enemy Unknown

Civilization developers, Firaxis are making a brand new XCOM game. This one won't be a shooter, it'll be a proper strategy sequel. GameInformer break the news with a quote from Firaxis head, Steve Martin, who says that they want "to keep XCOM: Enemy Unknown true to the elements that made X-COM such a revered game while delivering an entirely new story and gameplay experience for both die-hard X-COM fans and newcomers to the franchise."

It'll have classic XCOM staples. A global strategic map, turn based combat and destructible environments. As the leader of the global alien defense network, you'll have to liase with global leaders, keep the civilian population in check and upgrade XCOM's defensive capabilities. XCOM is back!

Graham is jetting off to see it next week. If you've got any questions you'd like us to ask Firaxis, let us know in the comments.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.