Firaxis is developing a new X-COM game in the spirit of the the original Microprose series of games! The game is planned to be released for PC, XBox, and PS this fall. Here’s a video of the developers discussing the game, complete with video clips of actual gameplay:
Finally someone is properly remaking one of the greatest PC games of all time. It sure took long enough.
For those who don’t know, the original X-COM series was a turn-based, tactical-level, squad combat game. The premise of the game was that Earth was being invaded by aliens and an international military organization — the Extraterrestrial Combat Force, or X-COM — was created to deal with the threat. The style of gameplay has become exceeding rare these days, with every other game being a first-person shooter nowadays. Hopefully the success of this new X-COM game will catalyze the development of more turn-based games (Jagged Alliance, anyone?).