XCOM 2 Summary
Firaxis are working on something within XCOM 2, and they've opened a new DLC entry for the game - suggesting a new expansion similar to War of the Chosen may be on the way. UPDATE: Initials revealed?
While some might prefer the frantic pace of real-time strategy games where you hit macros like you're speed-typing, the slow, calm and calculated air of the turn-based strategy game call to those players who like to plan extensively and enjoy carefully crafted plots and tactics boiling over in slow-cooked tension. Mmmmmm.
The Floating Phoenix Base missed its crowdfunding goal but Julian Gollop's Snapshot Games will add the sea-based mobile fortress to the game anyway, as free DLC post-release.
Julian Gollop's XCOM successor Phoenix Point shows its Geoscape map, 4X-style exploration and ballistics
The crowdfunded spiritual successor to XCOM from series original creator Julian Gollop has shown the map and the tense, 4X style exploration of the world, and realistic ballistics.
The XCOM 2 War of the Chosen World Premiere Trailer was just shown at the PC Gaming Show live from E3 in Los Angeles.
“The fight against ADVENT continues when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion to the 2016 award-winning strategy game of the year includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay. Requires XCOM 2 to play”.
The Chosen will have the ability to learn new skills and abilities. One class in the Chosen that we saw is the Assassin. The Assassin is bound by the values of duty and honour and in combat she is a mix of stealth and close combat. For example, she can vanish and then re-appear to take out enemies. Each of the classes in the Chosen will have powerful and, more importantly, unique fighting styles. Other classes will include the Hunter (a long-range sniper) and the Warlock class.