XCOM: Enemy Unknown's original pitch video revealed

XCOM: Enemy Unknown's release next week marks the return of a franchise in hiding for over a decade. But, how has it changed since its inception? Developer Firaxis Games has released Enemy Unknown's original pitch video.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown's release next week marks the return of a franchise in hiding for over a decade. But, how has it changed since its inception? Developer Firaxis Games has released Enemy Unknown's original pitch video--the same video used to get publisher 2K Games on board the series revamp.

Many similarities to the final product can be seen, but there are a few differences. For one, the camera is much closer to the characters, and movement is severely restricted. Additionally, there's a time gauge that lead designer Jake Solomon says ended up making the game "too slow."

While there are subtle changes, it is impressive to see how much the game has retained over the years. The full video can be seen on IGN.

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    October 3, 2012 2:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, XCOM: Enemy Unknown's original pitch video revealed.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown's release next week marks the return of a franchise in hiding for over a decade. But, how has it changed since its inception? Developer Firaxis Games has released Enemy Unknown's original pitch video.

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      October 3, 2012 6:13 PM

      So, originally there was supposed to be a hyphen.

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      October 3, 2012 9:28 PM

      OMG!!

      You made me go to ign

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      October 3, 2012 10:27 PM

      Awesome video, both the pitch video and how well the interview was conducted. Good job IGN.

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      October 3, 2012 11:15 PM

      Really cool stuff. I wish more game companies let us see this sort of behind-the-scenes thing.

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      October 4, 2012 2:29 AM

      Wow that title music invokes major nostalgia, I hope they kept that in the game somewhere

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        October 4, 2012 4:46 AM

        Just last week I was playing the original XCOM and got up to take care of my kid and forgot I left my PC running and later that night after I had gone to bed I was stumbling around my apartment in complete darkness trying to find the bathroom and the XCOM combat music was playing in the background. Weird moment for my brain before I realized what was going on.

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      October 4, 2012 4:54 AM

      WOW. That map! The wheat, the barn, the traditional house made of wood! THAT looked like a modern X Com game! Holy shit! Music was awesome, too!

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