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Rumors Persist of New X-COM from BioShock Folk

A report in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine furthers the long-running rumor that BioShock creator and 2K Boston studio head Ken Levine is working on a new entry in the long-dormant extraterrestrial tactical series X-COM, though it offers no new details.

The rumor has been circulating ever since a document attributing an X-COM title to then-Irrational Games, now-2K Boston and 2K Australia was found last year. The current projects of the studios behind BioShock (PC, X360) are unknown, though Levine is known to be participating in the production of BioShock 2 at the recently-founded 2K Marin office.

Further anecdotal evidence of a new X-COM game emerges from Levine's undying love of the X-COM franchise, which he has referred to as "sort of like my first love," as well as studio owner Take-Two Interactive's 2005 purchase of the X-COM property.

Apart from the supposed existence of a new X-COM, the OXM article did not unveil any new specifics or details, according to the Kotaku report.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    May 5, 2008 9:11 AM

    So wait, what was in OXM exactly that said anything about it?

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      May 5, 2008 9:29 AM

      Basically, "Rumor: Levine is working on a new X-COM."

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      May 5, 2008 3:56 PM

      Yeah this seems like barely a story. But its okay cuz XCOM FUCKING ROCKS.

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