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#1 Space Voyager

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:06 AM

IGN posted a rumour that seems to have circulated - the game may have been redesigned into a third person squad based shooter, making it more in tune with the original.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

Too little, too late.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

Here's another rumour from Kotaku:

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Last week, Take-Two registered the domains thebureau-game.com, thebureau-game.net, whathappenedin62.com, and whathappenedin62.net. These domains seem to hint at a rebranding of 2K's beleaguered XCOM shooter, which places players in the shoes of an FBI agent in 1962. Given the success of Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, I wouldn't be surprised if 2K thought having two very different games in different genres could dilute the franchise's brand.

The XCOM shooter has been in off-on development since 2005 and gone through a number of iterations at several studios, including 2K Australia, Irrational Games and current developer 2K Marin. Recent information suggests that 2K dropped the first-person perspective in favor of SOCOM-esque third-person tactical shooter possibly for downloadable distribution platforms.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

or XFILES ;) not X-Files ;)
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

He he he. Anyway, the Bureau would nicely detach them from X-COM, which is more a burden than a blessing in their case.

I still wish they wouldn't go for that antique look.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:05 AM

XCOM site is MIA, and 2K also deleted all the YT movies. Guess the project unofficially is dead.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

Makes perfect sense if they went for a new brand.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:00 AM

Here is RPS about the missing XCOM site. Right now the only source of "The Bureau" is Kotaku.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:36 AM

The comment by Lord Custard Smingleigh in the comments both made my day, and makes me want to see that game happen. Fetching hats indeed.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:39 PM



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The above clip is supposed to be covert viral marketing of the renamed game... Posted Image

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

He he he, good enough for me.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

Funny Thor, after your video there was a link for this:


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:59 PM



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:13 AM

A giant lollipop!

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

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Here's a little more to chew on:

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The XCOM universe is expanding.

In the coming days the world will get a fresh look at the long-awaited squad-based tactical shooter in development at 2K Marin. Announced back in 2010, the game has undergone an evolution since we last showed it to you at E3 2011. Firaxis’ critically acclaimed turn-based strategy title, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, has reignited the classic franchise and we feel that the time is right to deliver a new experience within the world of XCOM.

The creative development of this game has been a collaborative process of discovery and iteration. 2K’s culture allows our studios the freedom to refine their visions, to explore new ideas, and to deliver the best possible experiences for players. Through this exploration, 2K Marin has refined their vision, and as a result the game has evolved into a high-stakes narrative experience imbued with core XCOM concepts.

The wait is nearly over and we can’t wait to share more details with you about the game in only a matter of days.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:19 PM

Great! I'm glad they decided to go on with it. And X-COM enthusiasts might chew it down a bit easier now that the security of turn based strategy is assured.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

A turn based X-Com game set in the 1960s, that looks all totally retro sci-fi? Heck yeah! That sounds really interesting. Even if its called "The Bureau", being a predecessor of the X-Com project, it would still make a nice prequel.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:11 PM

This is supposed to be a team based shooter with elements of strategy, not turn based strategy.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:21 PM

Wait, in this very thread people said the game was restyled due to the success of the new turn based X-Com, because the original idea, a FPS, was not well received. So, how do you know its still the same game we saw years ago?
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

Sounds like they saw Firaxis' attempt and had to stop for a really big rethink and perhaps admit (not publicly) that perhaps they were going too far off course and so had to backtrack a little bit.

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