The XCOM first-person shooter that was originally revealed to the world back in 2010 has now evolved into a third-person, tactical shooter experience, at least according to some new images and details pulled from a marketing survey allegedly run by publisher 2K Games.
The XCOM franchise
delivered some great strategy experiences back in the 1990s and now, with the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown
from developer Firaxis, the series looks set to make a big comeback.
However, fans no doubt remember the XCOM shooter that was first announced back in 2010 but quickly delayed several times after backlash from those who disapproved of this new take on the classic series.
Now, it seems that the first-person shooter has been reimagined into a third-person one, as details and photos from a marketing survey posted by Kotaku
show that players are now in charge of a four-man team and must lead them through different adventures.
The images depict the same type of locations seen in official trailers and screenshots released several years ago, so it’s not that likely that they’re fake.
Some of the survey’s questions also ask gamers if they’d like to see the shooter appear as a $30/€30 downloadable title, instead of a full-fledged $60/€60 one, so it’s possible that publisher 2K Games is trying to cut its losses and just release the game without pouring even more money into it.
The survey also mentions that the game would appear only on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms, so it seems that the PC version, which was originally announced alongside the console ones, has been canceled.
2K released a statement about this new report but only revealed that it was not commenting on such rumors.
"We have not made any new announcements regarding the XCOM title currently in development at 2K Marin, and it is our policy not to comment on rumors or speculation," the publisher said.
Expect to hear about this new director for the XCOM shooter soon enough.