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The Other XCOM Isn’t Coming Out Anytime Soon

Shooter game pushed back until at least April 1, 2013.

How much will XCOM change between now and its release? Hard to say. It's going dark again.
How much will XCOM change between now and its release? Hard to say. It's going dark again.

2K Games has been playing hot potato with its shooter-tinged reboot of XCOM since it began development, and today pushed it back again, confirming it won’t show up until at least April 1, 2013.

No, this does not impact the strategy game. That game was just given a release date: October 9. You can breathe easy.

Specifically, parent company Take-Two Interactive announced XCOM is scheduled for release during fiscal year 2014, which lands between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. So, a ways away.

The company adopted a similar strategy with the soon-to-be-released Spec Ops: The Line, choosing to delay and significantly retool it, rather than just releasing what it had. It’s unclear whether the extra time will prove valuable for Spec Ops: The Line, but at least Take-Two gave it a shot.

XCOM looked significantly different between its original showing in E3 2010 and E3 2011, and to be honest, I liked both versions. It’s a radical departure from its strategy roots, but we’re getting that, too. Everyone wins!

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