The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Aug 20, 2013 / ESRB: M

XCOM shooter has 'evolved'; new screen shows situation room

By John Keefer, Apr 24, 2013 6:45am PDT

2K Games has finally revealed what we have known for awhile: The planned XCOM tactical shooter has "evolved," and an announcement on what is going on at developer 2K Marin should be revealed in "the coming days," perhaps as early as April 26.


New trailer hints at XCOM shooter reveal on April 26

By John Keefer, Apr 23, 2013 10:21am PDT

A new trailer has emerged from Veritas MCMLXII pointing toward an impending relaunch of the XCOM shooter. This trailer isn't quite as detailed, but as with any conspiracy theory, it's what you don't see at first that is more important.


Possible XCOM teaser says Russian meteor a hoax

By John Keefer, Apr 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT

The XCOM hype continues to build. Earlier today, we found out about some mysterious marketing materials possibly pointing to the possibly rebranded...


XCOM shooter relaunch could be soon, based on marketing pack

By John Keefer, Apr 19, 2013 3:00pm PDT

The mystery surrounding 2K Games' XCOM shooter rivals the conspiracy theories and covert shenanigans the series is known for. But it looks like the wait on news may be ending soon.


XCOM FPS site taken down, videos removed

By Steve Watts, Apr 15, 2013 9:00am PDT

The XCOM shooter has had its site removed and videos pulled from 2K's official YouTube channel, and recent domain registrations indicate it may be getting a rebranding as "The Bureau."


Rumor: XCOM being reworked into third-person tactical shooter

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2012 7:30am PDT

Could the other XCOM game be turning into a third-person shooter? A newly released survey seems to suggest so.


XCOM delayed into 'fiscal 2014'

By Andrew Yoon, May 22, 2012 1:22pm PDT

What ever happened to the XCOM FPS reboot by 2K Marin? Apparently, it is now scheduled to launch in fiscal 2014, which begins on April 1, 2013.


XCOM developer 2K Marin planning next game

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2012 12:00pm PST

XCOM developer 2K Marin is in the pre-production stages for a new IP as well.


XCOM creator calls FPS direction 'disappointing'

By Steve Watts, Jan 20, 2012 10:45am PST

XCOM creator Julian Gollop talks about his disappointment with the shooter XCOM, and his hopes for XCOM: Enemy Unknown.


Most Anticipated of 2012: Xav's Picks

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2011 11:00am PST

The editorial team at Shacknews outlines their most anticipated games of 2012 individually. Lastly, here's senior editor Xav de Matos and his list of 2012 titles


XCOM delayed into 'fiscal 2013'

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2011 2:00pm PST

The publisher has announced a delay for the new XCOM into "fiscal 2013," which begins on April 1 of next year.


XCOM E3 demo video: 20 minutes of gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 26, 2011 12:15pm PDT

We can now all watch the 20-minute XCOM reboot demo build shown off at E3, which reflects "some pretty aggressive design changes" made to capture more of the original feeling.


E3 2011: XCOM

By Garnett Lee, Jun 09, 2011 9:20am PDT

It's not the turn-based tactical combat game of the old games, but this year's new E3 demo gets a lot closer to getting the classic XCOM "vibe."


XCOM releasing on PS3, Xbox and PC in March

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 03, 2011 7:30am PDT

2K Marin's controversial reboot of XCOM will arrive in March 2012 not only on Xbox 360 and PC, but PS3 as well. A new gameplay trailer shows off its divisive FPS gameplay.


Departure of XCOM developer studio head confirmed

By Steve Watts, Feb 28, 2011 4:30pm PST

XCOM publisher 2K Games has confirmed that 2K Australia studio head Martin Slater has resigned from the company, fueling rumors that his departure had something...