XCOM 2 delayed into 2016: now releasing February 5th, 2016

XCOM 2 delayed - releasing in 2016

If you’ve been keeping up to date with XCOM 2, you’ll know that there’s a lot to look forward to.

For all of the pros to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and its expansion XCOM: Enemy Within, it was a fairly unpolished experience.

Largely a rush job, developed to satisfy the craving for a modern tactical XCOM title, Firaxis whipped up a surprisingly addictive and enjoyable tactical RPG.

As a result of the rush to get it out to market, XCOM: Enemy Unknown lacked a lot of map variety, combat mechanics were a little iffy at the best of times and during missions its narrative was neither here nor there – XCOM 2 is addressing virtually every issue we had with XCOM: Enemy Uknown.

It’s bigger, tougher, smarter and prettier. XCOM 2 adds a lot more narrative appeal by throwing more cinematics, context, developed characters and plot choices than XCOM. It’s also graphically much prettier and allows for a lot more combat variety.

Need an example of why we’re so excited for XCOM 2? Just check out the improvements made to base building, maintenance and the role your base has on the game – it’s quite a difference indeed.

Like we said, it’s quite an improvement.

Those additions, however, are taking longer to implement and polish than Firaxis Games initially predicted because XCOM 2 is being delayed into 2016.

Originally set to release later this year, XCOM 2 will release on February 5th, 2016, says a message on the XCOM site.

Hello XCOM fans,

We want to give you an update on the release date for XCOM 2. 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.

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.

We appreciate your patience and continued support as we move towards February. Good luck, Commander!

– The XCOM 2 Dev Team”

We’re more than happy to wait if the game turns out like we expect it to.

We can’t wait, and we can’t imagine anyone enjoyed XCOM: Enemy Unknown or Enemy Within thinking any differently.

Besides, there are more than enough highly anticipated titles releasing this year already.


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