XCOM Reboot Slips Into 2013
While much recent talk has centred around XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which promises to return the venerated series to its roots, let us not forget that 2K Games had originally announced a first-person shooter set in the same universe, which was to act as a kind of reboot to the series. The fans reacted to this alteration in genre in an exceedingly vindictive manner, proclaiming it to be a dreadful departure from everything that made the series great. Following the initial announcement, a pall of silence seemed to fall upon the development team at 2K Marin, with very little new information being released.
It seems now that this was not without reason, as the game is reported to have been pushed back into 2013, meaning that Firaxis’ strategy game will be the first to hit store shelves. Whether this is the result of the comparatively popular reception to the newest entry, or simply that XCOM was not going to be ready in time to hit its originally reported 2012 date is open for discussion and debate. While disappointing, it gives more time for the team to polish up the aspects of the game that they claim pay homage to the original series, and also for Enemy Unknown to take the spotlight for the time being.
Source – GameInformer (via IGN)