2K Games is to breath new life into the classic XCOM series by releasing a brand new first person shooter title based on the franchise.
This new game is being developed by BioShock 2 studio 2K Marin and will be released for Xbox 360 and PC.
It’s not the first time XCOM has made a genre switch. In its original incarnation in the mid ‘90s, XCOM was an RTS game, though the fourth entry – XCOM: Interceptor, was a space combat title.
“With BioShock 2, the team at 2K Marin proved themselves as masters of first-person, suspenseful storytelling, and with XCOM they will re-imagine and expand the rich lore of this revered franchise,” 2K president Christoph Hartmann stated.
“Players will explore the world of XCOM from an immersive new perspective and experience firsthand the fear and tension of this gripping narrative ride.”
The press release adds that “by setting the game in a first-person perspective, players will be able to feel the tension and fear that comes with combating a faceless enemy that is violently probing and plotting its way into our world”.