X-COM: UFO Defense Summary
Firaxis' remake XCOM: Enemy Unknown has received universal praise from both the press and gamers, but the original game almost never made it to shelves, having been nearly killed twice by upper management.
Gamers who were frustrated by the classic strategy title X-COM: UFO Defense (or UFO: Enemy Unknown in European regions) being re-imagined as a first person shooter developed by 2K Marin now have a reason to celebrate, as XCOM: Enemy Unknown has been announced as a strategy game for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which will be developed by none other than Firaxis Studios, the developer of Civilization.
The upcoming 'unofficial heir' to X-COM has been given a lengthy blog update from the developer, Goldhawk Interactive. It's called Xenonauts.
Much like in the old X-COM series, in Xenonauts you must do what you can to protect Earth from an alien menace. It's a singleplayer strategy due this year.