XCOM, the X-Files-meets-mini-wargaming tactical puzzler, is returning after years in IP limbo courtesy of developer 2K Marin–but not as you might have imagined (or hoped).
The turn-based strategy game “X-COM” has been rebooted as “XCOM,” a first-person shooter. Before you balk, though, remember that 2K Marin also brought us the first-person shooter BioShock 2, one of 2010’s very best.
What else do we know about it, besides its unholy removal of a dash? Very little, save that it’s set in the early 1960s, and that you play as a man named William Carter, an FBI field intelligence officer whose job is to eliminate extraterrestrials–and who apparently is no relation to the William Carter who in the 1970s became the namesake for Billy Beer.
By: 2K Marin
Expected: March 6