XCOM delayed into 'fiscal 2013'

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


2K Games' revamped take on XCOM was originally scheduled to release on March 6, the same day as Mass Effect 3. The publisher has announced a delay for the game into "fiscal 2013," which begins on April 1 of next year.

It's currently unclear if the delay is simply due to marketing, and wanting to avoid conflicting with Mass Effect 3, or if development issues are at hand. This isn't the first time XCOM has stumbled, having already undergone significant changes since the departure of its studio head.

More disconcerting is the fact that although BioShock Infinite is confirmed for calendar year 2012, while XCOM is not. Potentially, the delay could push the game into 2013.

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    November 8, 2011 2:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, XCOM delayed into 'fiscal 2013'.

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

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      November 8, 2011 2:11 PM

      Retooling to FPSMMO

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      November 8, 2011 2:21 PM

      Why does this game exist?!

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      November 8, 2011 4:36 PM

      They use XCOM name so people know it's name. They make it a half casual game so it sells more. However, those half casual gamers don't know it's name. The ones who know it's name probably aren't very interested in it because it's for half casual gamers.

      I haven't obviously played the game so I can't say for sure but I have seen similar cases.

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        November 8, 2011 6:05 PM

        It got everyone talking about it, no?

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        November 8, 2011 6:14 PM

        All they needed to do was add a tagline to the title and people would be fine with it. For example:
        Fallout Tactics
        XCom: Interceptor
        Halo Wars
        Street Fighter II: The Movie: The Video Game

        They should've done the same with the new syndicate. Call it Syndicate: Skrillex

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          November 8, 2011 6:17 PM

          Syndicate: Not Really

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          November 8, 2011 6:23 PM

          Yeah, I think I would stop bashing the game if I would stop being so butthurt about it being called X-Com. It looks more interesting than other shooters anyway because it's not a fucking military fps. Although I wish they would stop saying that the original game was a huge influence on them when it clearly isn't.

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          November 8, 2011 10:59 PM

          XCOM: Peggy Sue's Diner

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        November 9, 2011 5:25 AM

        "Half-casual"? I see we're inventing new ways to label gamers we don't like. Looking forward to "quarter-casual" and "demi-semi-hardcore" gamers in the near future.

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      November 8, 2011 5:06 PM

      This can be delayed right into the trash bin.

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      November 8, 2011 5:10 PM

      These are some pretty good Scoops on Video Games.

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