XCOM 2 Gamescom 2015 demo boards the Avenger

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


2K Games and Firaxis brought XCOM 2 to Gamescom earlier this month to reveal some new footage. Now that gameplay is available for everyone to see as the publisher and developer have posted the full Gamescom 2015 demo.

Beyond the turn-based gameplay, this demo places an emphasis on the central hub, a repurposed alien vessel known as The Avenger. This is where players will assign staff members to various departments, such as weapons research, engineering, and other areas. Depending on where those staff members are assigned, new resources can be made available at a faster rate. Players can also meet some of XCOM's other central characters and supporting cast, while training new soldiers from scratch.

The full video demonstrating the Avenger's capabilities can be found below. XCOM 2 is set to release on PC in November.

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    August 20, 2015 5:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, XCOM 2 Gamescom 2015 demo boards the Avenger

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      August 20, 2015 6:14 AM


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      August 20, 2015 6:28 AM

      Looking good!

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      August 20, 2015 6:56 AM


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      August 20, 2015 8:27 AM

      Damn, this is awesome.

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      August 20, 2015 10:38 AM

      Very nice cool

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      August 20, 2015 11:10 AM

      UUUNNNNFFFFF - Day 1 purchase!

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      August 20, 2015 11:14 AM

      That is a big ship. Also the bit with the now defunct GAMES-COM anti-alien force that took up at the convention center in Cologne was amusing.

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      August 20, 2015 11:21 AM

      Can. Not. Wait.

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      August 20, 2015 3:49 PM


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        August 20, 2015 6:49 PM

        Cant wait!

        Looks like some tiny tower "job" stuff going on
        the proportions on the ship make it look tiny - not a huge base
        the world map and event system is a little unclear right now

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      August 20, 2015 5:14 PM

      oh my shit.

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        August 20, 2015 5:31 PM

        between this and Fallout 4, late 2015 is completely booked.

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          August 20, 2015 5:32 PM

          leave an opening for VII

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          August 20, 2015 6:59 PM

          Yuuuup. Fallout 4, XCOM 2, and Anno 2205 all come out in November. Fucking crazy.

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            August 20, 2015 7:14 PM

            SW: Battlefront, too. Then Just Cause 3 on December 1st.

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          August 20, 2015 7:25 PM

          Fuck yeah, do either have specific dates though? I should get some days of work lol

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      August 20, 2015 6:33 PM


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      August 20, 2015 6:57 PM

      This would have been time off work back when I still had a life.

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      August 21, 2015 12:30 AM

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