XCOM Series News


XCOM 2 finally will invade PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

By John Keefer, Jun 07, 2016 7:50am PDT

Mark September 6 on your calendar (September 9 if you are in Europe).


XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC releasing next week with new Ruler aliens, story-based mission, and more

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2016 5:00am PDT

It's hunt or be hunted in XCOM 2's Alien Hunters.


Xenomorphs, Banshees, and Other Terrifying Video Game Aliens

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 26, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Happy Alien day! To celebrate Ellen Ripley's continued conquest for survival against Xenomorphs, let's take a look back at some of the most terrifying aliens we've encountered in video games. 


XCOM 2's first major patch released; includes new option to speed up gameplay

By Daniel Perez, Mar 11, 2016 8:30am PST

The first major patch for XCOM 2 is now available, and with it, comes a new option to speed up animations and some delays within its gameplay.


XCOM 2's first DLC offers tons of soldier customization options; new patch coming soon

By Daniel Perez, Mar 09, 2016 7:26am PST

We wouldn't blame the aliens for running away after seeing Anarchy's Children.


"I don't care if they sell it or whatever, just wondering how the business side thought this was ..."

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XCOM 2 features native Steam Controller support; other gamepads not supported yet

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2016 2:20pm PST

As Firaxis warned back in June, gamepad support for XCOM 2 just isn't in the cards at launch. Well, not all gamepads anyway, because thanks to a collaboration with Valve, the latest game in the series now features native support for Steam Controllers.


"The mouse cursor to move was real fiddly when moving players on turns in the last XCOM. So many ..."

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XCOM 2 getting mods from Long War Studios at launch

By Daniel Perez, Jan 21, 2016 7:55am PST

Long War Studios has partnered with 2K and Firaxis Games to create some mods for XCOM 2, which will hopefully be available at launch.


"Are we to infer that the game is launching with mod support? Or are they just making an ..."

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XCOM 2 system requirements revealed

By Daniel Perez, Dec 10, 2015 1:10pm PST

You actually won't need such a powerful machine in order to run XCOM 2.


"Cool, those seem pretty good must be scalable. The new screens look really nice so that is good ..."

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XCOM 2 Devs Address Mod Support, Procedural Levels

By Steve Watts, Oct 05, 2015 9:00am PDT

Shacknews talks with XCOM 2 creative director Jake Solomon and art director Greg Foertsch about the future of mod support, how its procedural generation works, and alien win conditions.


"And just as the player is trying to complete the game, the aliens are too. XCOM 2 introduces ..."

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XCOM 2 introduces us to its new, and familiar, personnel

By Daniel Perez, Sep 02, 2015 9:46am PDT

2K and Firaxis are introducing us to the personnel we'll be working with on the Avenger in XCOM 2.


XCOM: Enemy Unknown headed to PS Vita, according to ESRB

By Daniel Perez, Aug 31, 2015 9:16am PDT

An ESRB rating has popped up for a game called XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus for the PlayStation Vita.


"I keep wanting to get this for ios or android, but I keep hearing how it's a total memory hog ..."

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XCOM 2 release date pushed back to February 2016

By Daniel Perez, Aug 28, 2015 9:32am PDT

The upcoming sequel to 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown needs a little more time to be developed, so 2K and Firaxis have announced XCOM 2 is getting delayed.



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XCOM 2 Gamescom 2015 demo boards the Avenger

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 20, 2015 5:00am PDT

2K Games and Firaxis have released the XCOM 2 demo shown during Gamescom 2015, showing off the game's central hub.


"The guy speaking from 8min22s onward sounds exactly like Optimus Prime! oO"

- scary_monster see all 24 comments

XCOM 2 lead producer discusses what happened to Central Officer Bradford

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2015 1:25pm PDT

He was one of the central characters of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but what ended up happening to Central Officer Bradford? XCOM 2 lead producer Garth DeAngelis explains during a recent livestream.


"Nice I need any info I can get even if it's a rehash of stuff from e3"

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Watch the full XCOM 2 E3 2015 gameplay demo

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2015 5:00am PDT

XCOM 2 is coming exclusive to PC later this year. To help generate some excitement, here's the full demo from E3 2015.