Gaming

XCOM 2 delayed to 2016

The highly anticipated follow-up to 2K Games’ “XCOM” is now has an official release date. 2K and Firaxis Games announced today that XCOM 2 is now coming to PC worldwide on February 5, 2016. So prepare your character names and prepare to take your chances on those 75% hit chances, the game will be one of 2016’s first major releases.

The developers for the highly-anticipated game made the official announcement earlier today on the XCOM 2 website stating, “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.”

The dev asked fans to be patient while they develop the new installment to the popular franchise stating, “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.”

In a final send-off the dev thanked fans for the patience and support by saying, “We appreciate your patience and continued support as we move towards February. Good luck, Commander!”

In XCOM 2, the roles have been reversed, and XCOM is now the invading force. They are hampered by limited resources and must constantly evade the alien threat in their new mobile headquarters. Players must use a combination of firepower and stealth-like tactics to help XCOM recruit soldiers and build a resistance network, while attempting to expose the evil alien agenda and save humanity. XCOM 2 will introduce gameplay features such as procedurally-generated levels, which will make each experience unique to the player, as well as offer a much deeper level of modding support. Additionally, XCOM 2 will offer a variety of new content including five updated soldier classes, increased soldier customization, more alien and enemy types, evolved tactical combat and more.

The game initially had a 2015 release date, more information on pre-ordering the game can be found on amazon.com.