The XCOM reboot was absolutely fantastic, and it sounds like the sequel, due out in just a few agonizing days, will be just as terrific. Nevertheless, there are people out there who prefer to kick it in an old-school kind of way. Well, there’s good news for them, too.
While it was Firaxis' wonderfulthat took all the headlines, developer Goldhawk's more authentic homage to the original games, Xenonauts, was a strong game in its own right.
Good news for fans of this tougher, more open-ended approach to the alien invasion concept then - Goldhawkon its forum, revealing that the team is seriously considering a sequel.
While the glorious XCOM: Enemy Unknown brought modern polish to the venerable alien-hunting franchise, indie title Xenonauts is hoping to recreate the 2D isometric heyday of the alien-hunting strategy series.
Developer Goldhawk Interactive has announced that the final 1.0 version of the game is complete and available to the public, and the title will finally be leavingsometime in the next two weeks. There's a tentative release date of June 16, but that might yet change.
Goldhawk Interactive's XCOM-style global scale strategic / tactical combat strategy game Xenonauts is now available on Steam Early Access. The game takes place during the Cold War as a multinational organization fends off an alien invasion.