X-COM sequel rumours at GameSpot


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#1 Slaughter

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:52 PM

GameSpot posted a rumour the other day that there may be two X-COM sequels in the pipeline. The first is supposedly being worked on by 2K Boston / 2K Australia (of Bioshock fame), and speculation is we're talking a first person shooter. The second is supposedly a turn-based game From Civilization developers Firaxis.

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The official story: "No comment." -- A tight-lipped 2K Games rep.

Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus that 2K Boston is working on a new X-Com game of some sort, with a shooter spin-off being a strong possibility. As far as a second turn-based X-Com game from Firaxis is concerned, it would be the stuff of old-school gamers' dreams. And, as Fallout 3's massive sales proved, a critically acclaimed reboot of a classic franchise can reap massive rewards.

You can read the full story at GameSpot.com

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 11:25 PM

Oh dear sweet lord, I could run a lap around Newcastle. Words cannot DESCRIBE how amazed and excited and fantasmical I feel right now to hear this.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:06 PM

This is indeed a promising development, but keep in mind it's still a rumor ;)


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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:52 PM

What happened to that rumor of X-COM being adapted to a musical opera? I remember it mentioned something like singing Mutons in tutus and Sectoid ballerinas.
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:25 PM

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:10 PM

View PostBomb Bloke, on 30th November 2009, 10:25pm, said:


LOL. I had completely forgotten about that thread  ;)
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:59 AM

I want to see that play animated!

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:31 AM

I am excited about this.

I couldnt care less about an FPS.

Hoever.. a tactical sim?  I am excited!

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:08 PM

But still no official word! arrrrgghh!
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:28 PM

The FPS is Spec Ops apparently, which is weird because a lot of info was pointing to it being X-COM. Oh well.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:05 PM

Where does it say that's what Irrational is working on? Also, it could be intentional misleading before the grand reveal...


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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:32 PM

Wasn;'t there a mysterious flying X part-way through the video - just randomly floating by a window of a building? I'm sure someone here pointed that out.
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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:39 PM

Yep, Thorondor pointed that out.


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:50 AM

http://kotaku.com/5409176/mysterious-new-2k-games-shooter-teased-by-spike-[update]

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1up.com reports that this is a teaser for Spec Ops and we can now even watch an August-posted TV commercial for it.


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:01 PM

View PostGimli, on 5th December 2009, 11:50am, said:

http://kotaku.com/5409176/mysterious-new-2k-games-shooter-teased-by-spike-[update]
Yes yes, but where does it say it's Irrational working on it? The fact that they've teased with something referred to as "Spec Ops" doesn't mean there's no X-COM in development at 2K Boston/Australia. In addition, as Thorondor pointed out, there is a huge X appearing in the teaser...


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Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:10 PM

Ah sorry, here it is. Now that I look at it, I don't know why I've taken that as fact.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:44 PM

Spec Ops revealed. Do they ever tire of announcing EVEN ANOTHER FPS?





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