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Old 2015-06-01, 10:08   Link #1
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[Pc 2016] XCOM 2

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COMING OUT THIS NOVEMBER



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Now that I've stopped spazzing out, here's an article about the game:

[IGN] XCOM 2 Announced

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Last week, 2K teased us with a cryptic website: AdventFuture.org. On it, a supposedly utopian near-future government called the Advent Administration offered a better life for citizens through genetic enhancement, while hackers subversively replaced text and images revealing that Advent isn’t as benevolent as it seems.

Today, IGN First officially announces that the game 2K hinted at is in fact Firaxis Games’ XCOM 2, a full sequel to 2012’s critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown and a continuation of the now 20-year-old legendary turn-based tactical squad combat series, which will be available exclusively on PC this November. Watch the debut trailer above for a glimpse into a future where the aliens are in control of the Earth, and XCOM has gone underground to fight to overthrow their Advent government. This new guerrilla force will face more powerful enemies in unpredictable combat scenarios as they fight to turn the tables on a technologically superior enemy.
Over the next month IGN will reveal huge details about XCOM 2, uncovered during our visit to Firaxis’ Maryland studio. Tomorrow you’ll get an in-depth overview and interview with Creative Director Jake Solomon that’ll highlight the major new features, including new soldier classes, new aliens, stealth-infused tactics, procedurally generated maps, and more. Following that, we’ll have a Rewind Theater examination of all the details in today’s trailer reveal with Solomon and Lead Producer Garth DeAngelis.

And, later this week we’ll go in-depth with Solomon and DeAngelis on the reasons behind the bold move to take XCOM from a multiplatform series to a PC exclusive, and how XCOM 2 will be tailored to take advantage of that single platform’s strengths – followed by Firaxis’ exciting plans to support modders and their work.

You might notice a lack of gameplay video, but fear not: in two weeks, we’ll debut the first in-game footage of XCOM 2 on our IGN E3 Live Show.

All of that and much, much more XCOM 2 is coming your way. As a huge XCOM fan, I couldn’t be more excited to tell you all about it.
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Old 2015-06-01, 11:00   Link #2
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So is it the same aliens from the first game or a new ones in XCOM 2?
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Old 2015-06-01, 11:01   Link #3
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Glad to see a thread for this one.

First day buy.

Also, MOD SUPPORT!!!

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It looks like there is some aliens from past XCOM games (the snakeman for example), I won't be surprised if we see in the future some kind of hyper mutated Chrysalid.
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Old 2015-06-01, 12:37   Link #4
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More info from the website:

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Research, Develop and Upgrade
Configure and build rooms on the Avenger to give XCOM new capabilities on the battlefield. Use your scientists and engineers to research and develop and upgrade weapons and armor to fit your preferred tactics.




A NEW BREED OF ENEMY
A diverse cast of enemies from powerful new alien species to the ADVENT, enforcers of the alien regime, offer a distinct tactical challenge.


Tactical Guerrilla Combat
New gameplay systems offer more tactical flexibility in combat. The state of the world affects each combat missions environment. Use concealment to ambush enemy patrols. Loot enemies for precious gear and artifacts. Rescue VIPs and save fallen comrades by carrying them to the extraction point.


Recruit Resistance Fighters
Five soldier classes each with its own skill tree including new class abilities like Momentum, let you create specific soldiers for your tactical plan.


XCOM ON THE RUN
Take command of the Avenger, an alien supply craft converted to XCOM's mobile headquarters. Guide your strike force around the world, build popular support and expose the alien's sinister plans.


Create Custom Mods
Community focused tools allow you to create your own campaign, tactical gameplay, aliens, classes, strategy game features and share within the Steam Workshop.


Engage in head to head multiplayer
Mix and match squads of humans and aliens battle head to head on randomly generated maps.


Each mission is a unique challange
Go on missions around the world from wildlands to the heart of alien controlled megacities, to the depths of alien installations. There are virtually infinite combinations of maps, missions and goals.
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Old 2015-06-01, 15:28   Link #5
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Lol, I played the first (modern) XCOM to the point where I burn out before I even finished the game.

It's not so much of the combat, but rather the base management.... fucking satellites >_>
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Old 2015-06-01, 15:36   Link #6
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Wait what? 20 years after the first X-Com? Alien controlled cities? What the hell happened?

Also, SWORDS.
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Old 2015-06-01, 19:18   Link #7
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Hopefully it won't be like the Civ series where every sequel becomes less of it's predecessor until enough expansion have been released

Surprised it's being revealed prior to E3 but i guess it's better than trying to hog the limelight against other big titles.

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Lol, I played the first (modern) XCOM to the point where I burn out before I even finished the game.

It's not so much of the combat, but rather the base management.... fucking satellites >_>
Base management is pretty straight forward boring once you figure out you need satelight coverage first and foremost above all else for the first two month.
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Old 2015-06-01, 20:46   Link #8
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Quite aside from 'Insurgency' being a possible scenario for the XCOM board game, this could be seen as a nod of sorts to 'V'. This should be interesting on general principles.
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Old 2015-06-01, 22:34   Link #9
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Ok, that does seem like a lot of fun.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this game turns out. Kind of cool we don't have to wait all that long.

The first game was solid fun and I'm sure this one will have those kinds of moments too.
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Old 2015-06-02, 02:21   Link #10
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I just hope I don't go Overwatch behind a wall and then shoot at shit through it again like in xcom
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Old 2015-06-02, 11:39   Link #11
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[IGN] XCOM 2: Welcoming Our New Alien Overlords

Summary of info from the above link:

- XCOM canonically lost the war
- Classes include the Ranger, Sharpshooter, Specialist and Grenadier. 5th class yet to be revealed.
- Can't use items looted from the field immediately, have to take back to base for equipping first.
- Items from your dead troopers must be looted in order to use them, or else lose them.
- Certain types of loot have timers on them where they disintegrate into less valuable loot with time.
- Enemies no longer scatter when sighted.
- New Stealth concealment system.
- Secondary objective system that allows missions to be completed without killing everyone.
- The Viper (aka snakewomen) can use their tongues to pull operatives out of cover.
- Sectoids can use mind control right off the bat.
- Magnetic weapons (aka railguns) will be available.
- Waypoint system for movement.
- Full gender and nationality customization
- Individual soldier body parts can be customized
- Tile-based procedural generation system.
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Old 2015-06-02, 12:04   Link #12
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woah wait, THIS YEAR!? How on the... what?!
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Old 2015-06-02, 12:36   Link #13
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Alien occupation? Collaboration vs Resistance? Sure sound familiar.
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Old 2015-06-02, 12:50   Link #14
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woah wait, THIS YEAR!? How on the... what?!
Yes, it's releasing on November this year.
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Alien occupation? Collaboration vs Resistance? Sure sound familiar...
Well, that makes two of us who thought of that blast from the past. And I wouldn't be surprised if tucked away somewhere was at least one nod to a certain film in which 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper had the lead role.

And speaking of things tucked away somewhere, I wouldn't mind if the roster of apparel unlocks not only included ADVENT blacks (Completely Justifiable as a reward from a mission where the disguise was a necessity), but classic XCOM battledress and even EXALT's 'killer businesswear'. BTW, I never understood why that outfit was devoid of female operators; it's not like they can't make the look work... just ask a certain blonde.

And given that stealth is a bit more of a factor, I wonder if you can opt to configure magnetic (AKA gauss) weapons for 'covert' operation (high-subsonic muzzle-V; trades damage and some range for lower sound signature)...
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Only thing I really hope they expand alot on is weapons.

While I rather did like how the very 1st X-Com game handled it all I do wish it went further with the update but sadly it didn't go far enough for me.

The simplicity of conventional to laser to plasma is alright and works but really wish there was more to it.

Also wonder about UFO chasing, doubt thats really in the picture now.
If it's more about gathering intel and doing ground missions of your own choosing then that might be fun but I'd certainly miss blasting UFOs out of the skies.

Looking forward to this!
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Old 2015-06-03, 11:34   Link #17
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I'll wait until they announce the console port, game looks cool but I'm not I don't really care for pc gaming, still have Enemy Within for my PS3 and play it from time to time.
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Old 2015-06-04, 12:39   Link #18
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[IGN] XCOM 2's Procedurally Generated Maps.

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Can't wait to see how this will work in actual gameplay, and we have snow for the first time
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Old 2015-06-04, 13:27   Link #19
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I'll wait until they announce the console port, game looks cool but I'm not I don't really care for pc gaming, still have Enemy Within for my PS3 and play it from time to time.
Actually Firaxis said that XCOM will remain as a PC exclusive for some time. Maybe that could change within the year.

About the maps, it was really about damn time to get some winter maps. Tired of always summer maps.
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Old 2015-06-08, 11:18   Link #20
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[IGN] XCOM 2's Exciting Modding Potential

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Either day-and-date with XCOM 2’s November launch or soon thereafter, Firaxis intends to release a full suite of modding tools – an Unreal Development Kit (UDK) and the editor the developers use to create content – that will enable modders to run wild with XCOM 2. “It's yours now; do with it what you want.”
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