On the 1st of January 2012 we were looking forward to playing XCOM this year, that was a good time long before we had to specify which XCOM it was or that we even knew a second one was coming.
However then a new XCOM was announced that was taking us back to the XCOM roots and was going to be a strategy game instead of the shooter title that we were expecting since E3 2010, but now there has been a delay… to the shooter title.
Yes unbelievably the title that has been in development since before E3 2010 has now been pushed into 2013 which makes me more than a little suspicious about the title.
There have been few, if any, titles that have suffered multiple delays and still managed to be really good on release and now that a XCOM strategy game is also coming I have little to no faith left in the XCOM shooter that was originally planned.
Which may be a good thing in the end, we have enough top quality shooters in the market at the moment and I’d much rather see a quality strategy game arrive rather than a sad attempt at cashing in on Call of Duties pedigree.
But you never know, IGN may have read the Game Informer magazine wrong and this could all be misunderstanding.
Last Updated: January 17, 2012