It’s been almost three years since 2K and Firaxis rebooted the legendary X-Com franchise with the well received enemy unknown. Since then, fans of alien-themed turn-based strategy games have had to get by on the 2013 light expansion to the game. Enemy within. That ends in November when a project is known as X-Com 2 comes out exclusively on PC.
The official announcement is pretty light on details, but it does paint a story set 20 years in the future where the X-Com Force is a secret paramilitary organization fighting back against a totalitarian world government controlled by alien invaders. In terms of gameplay, the new game will feature 2K procedurally generated levels, five “updated” soldier classes, and more customization options and enemy types.
IGN has the first trailer, which eschews all gameplay footage in favor of a cutscene highlighting the game’s authoritarian future. The announcement also includes a single screenshot, shown above, showing an X-Com soldier preparing to ambush two government soldiers in a slightly refined version of the enemy unknown couple.
The sequel’s PC exclusivity marks a change from enemy unknown and its expansion, both of which came to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at launch, with later ports to iOS and Android. That said, if the game is a hit on PC, we expect console ports to appear in the future. The new game will be ported by Feral Interactive from Windows to both Mac and Linux, 2K said in its announcement.