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.
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.
Heads up, Commanders! We've got new toys for you, compliments of Long War Studios. The group has done illustrious work for the XCOM series since Firaxis and 2K originally rebooted it with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Now, Long War Studios has pushed out two new high-caliber offerings into the Steam Community for our enjoyment. If you fancy absolute soldier skill customization or an expanded arsenal, then you're in for a treat.
Without any build up, Firaxis have released XCOM 2’s third DLC expansion – Shen’s Last Gift. This brand new expansion has you investigating ADVENT’s ‘Lost Towers’ facility, where Chief Engineer Lily Shen joins you and your squad to find her late father’s secretive final project.
What better way to assert your dominance over an alien species than to use their corpses as armour? That’s exactly what the new XCOM 2 DLC allows you to do.
The first downloadable content pack for XCOM 2, Anarchy's Children, is now available for purchase. The DLC includes "rebellion-themed" content with more than 100 new customizations for all soldiers, of all classes and armor types.