XCOM shooter relaunch could be soon, based on marketing pack

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.

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The mystery surrounding 2K Games' XCOM shooter rivals the conspiracy theories and covert shenanigans the series is known for. First, the game was delayed to fiscal 2014, then rumors surfaced of it switching to a third-person tactical game. Then, the website and screens for the title just disappeared like you were flashed with the "forget-about-it" ray from Men in Black. Now, some marketing materials have surfaced, adding to the speculation.

The care package of goods and papers, received by Videogamer, raises a few more X-Files-esque questions. A redacted page mentioning Agent Carter, a map of Rosemont, Georgia, and a postcard from Pima, New Mexico, were all included in the package. Googling all of them led to an XCOM Wiki.

There have been indications that the game could be rebranded as The Bureau, as those domains have been grabbed by Take-Two Interactive. Check out all of the sleuthing in the video below.

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    April 19, 2013 3:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, XCOM shooter relaunch could be soon, based on marketing pack.

    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.

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      April 19, 2013 3:01 PM

      Damn.

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      April 19, 2013 5:12 PM

      Could be decent.

      People already got their new xcom.

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      April 19, 2013 5:29 PM

      How lucky are we to have gotten a true XCOM sequel rather than this misbranded hunk?

      That being said, with the name change now, I don't wish them ill.

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        April 19, 2013 5:50 PM

        You shouldn't have wished them ill in the first place. It looks like a fucking cool game, regardless of branding. And yeah, you got your new TBS game, so...?

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          April 19, 2013 6:12 PM

          It looked like a game that had very little to do with XCOM aside from having to hunt down aliens. I didn't actually wish them ill, like some tragedy to befall the people working on it. But if they had released a game that had so little in common with XCOM and kept the name, I would have been happy to see it sell poorly as an object lesson in what not to do with the IP in your portfolio.

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            April 19, 2013 8:23 PM

            I still feel that's too harsh. They probably would've been shuttered. Would you have been happy then, with that studio's staff out of work?

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              April 20, 2013 3:35 AM

              I think the idea is rad, but I love my Xcom anyway, but I think a noir scifi would be cool.

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      April 20, 2013 4:03 AM

      That game looked cool.

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