Does anyone want to help pester 2K to put X-Com on Vita?

#1 Posted by bluefish (557 posts) -

I just really want X-Com: Enemy Within on vita you guys.

Should we tweet them? Is this a thing? How expensive (he asks ignorantly) can it be to do the port?

#2 Edited by Corevi (5003 posts) -

It's just not worth doing. People who own a vita and were interested in this game already played it on other systems.

#3 Posted by onarum (2301 posts) -

no way in hell, they would just be wasting money

#4 Edited by bluefish (557 posts) -

@corruptedevil: But Vita owners have proved we'll spend money on almost anything good on the system, whether it's out on other platforms or not. X-Com seems perfect for the system.

Or maybe it's just a dream of mine that will never come to pass.

Like a Samurai Jack game made by team Ico...

*sigh*

#5 Posted by onarum (2301 posts) -

Would be easier to get xenonauts on vita, since it seems it's a very indie friendly system.

Right now releasing anything for that system seems only worth it for small indie devs really... and even then I think even for those small indie devs the PC is stlll the better option so...

#6 Edited by Zevvion (2382 posts) -

I have a Vita and XCOM is one of my favorite games of the past generation. Needless to say I would murder a kitten to get it on there. But it won't happen. Because money.

#7 Posted by Entreri10 (244 posts) -

I would buy it in a heartbeat if it came to the Vita, but I don't see that ever happening.

#8 Edited by Seppli (10250 posts) -

I'd rather pester them for a proper next gen sequel, that's designed with formation based realtime movement until contact with the enemy, and 100% line-of-sight based combat. Like first person target aquisition, allowing to target anything in the environment with pinpoint accuracy, just like the old-school 90s original, and get a percentage on how likely it is to shoot true. Dial up the destruction to 11, with the granularity and density thereof as seen in the E3 demo of Rainbow Six: Siege.

That's what I want to see.

#9 Posted by Korwin (3034 posts) -

Already on Android and iOS, I can't imagine a Vita version would be of much use to many people.

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#10 Posted by Ryanmgraef (234 posts) -

This sounds great! ithey could port the iOS version with controller support a boom must buy!

#11 Posted by mrfluke (5347 posts) -

im with you buddy, but whats more likely to happen is that it gets up on playstation now and then users will be able to play it on the vita like that.

#12 Posted by oraknabo (1514 posts) -

I played it on 360 but never got Enemy Within. If it came out for Vita I'd be much more motivated to buy it.

#13 Edited by Solh0und (1852 posts) -

I said this in the Youtube comments of the iOS version quick look that this would be a great game for vita. I would have rather had that than Borderlands 2.

#14 Edited by believer258 (12205 posts) -

I said "I'd buy it" somewhere on here but it didn't post...

Anyway, yes, I'd buy it. I am not going to play X-Com on my fucking phone, I would much rather play it on a system with actual buttons. And if you need the touch screen, the Vita still has a touch screen.

#15 Posted by ripelivejam (4881 posts) -

i'm still waiting for Risk of Rain, that shit will be perfect on Vita when (if :( ) it gets there.

xcom's a pipe dream, pretty much.

#16 Posted by MEATBALL (3494 posts) -

I would buy XCOM for my Vita. I can't see it ever happening, though. :(

I think your best bet would be hassle the dudes at Sony who're trying to shore up Vita ports and such?

#17 Posted by UitDeToekomst (750 posts) -

If it came out on Vita I would buy it, if for no other reason than to support Firaxis. However, I doubt I would ever play it. I have played through the game on 360 (several times) and PC, tried it out on iPad, downloaded it but haven't played it on PS3... so I think I have pretty much had my fill, even though it is probably right near the top of my favorite games of all time list.

#18 Posted by gike987 (1780 posts) -

I would rather see them make a new XCOM. The first game was a kind of crappy first attempt that could be much improved on by taking a close look at that Long War mod, abandon the idiotic decision to make aliens come in little groups that always gets to move first, and include semi-random maps.

#19 Posted by Corevi (5003 posts) -

@gike987: I'm sure there is a new Xcom being made right now.

#20 Posted by HatKing (6114 posts) -

If they made a decent XCOM game (or maybe even a similar game) on Vita, with a skirmish mode so I could do some pick up and go matches and not have to worry about the campaign or other players, I would probably buy a Vita for that.

#21 Posted by Veektarius (5024 posts) -

It's crazy to me how many of you own a vita. I've never met anyone with one of those.

#22 Posted by RazielCuts (2987 posts) -

Yes! I've said this for a while, it's the best of both worlds. Draw pathways and scan around the map with the touch controls and then move units with the analog sticks and shoot with the buttons.

Or better yet, Sega greenlight a new Valkyria Chronicles for the Vita!

#23 Edited by BisonHero (7060 posts) -

@veektarius: Yeah, same for me. Going to PAX East, I saw like a hundred or two 3DSs in lineups while people waited, compared to like 2-3 Vitas.

#24 Edited by Sargus (732 posts) -

If you want a portable XCOM-esque experience you should check out that Ghost Recon game that launched with the 3DS. Highly underrated strategy game.

#25 Posted by Gutterkisser (220 posts) -

I'd also buy this in an instant, but know it won't happen. Turned based squad tactics would be perfect on the Vita - fortunately we're meant to be getting Frozen Synapse sometime.

#26 Edited by fisk0 (4500 posts) -

@veektarius said:

It's crazy to me how many of you own a vita. I've never met anyone with one of those.

It's not too crazy to find that on a gaming site, what I've found more surprising is that there are other people than me at my job who have the Vita, and that NEAR keeps finding a few hundred people with Vita's in my pretty small neighborhood.

As for @bluefish's question, maybe tweet that Giocorsi guy. #Buildingthelist and all that. Sony managed to get Borderlands to the Vita, and that's a much less obvious fit for the system than a strategy game. You should probably focus your efforts on letting Sony know you'd love to have the game on the system, and maybe they can make it worth 2K/Firaxis' time to port it. What I heard Sony paid 2K/Gearbox to get that Borderlands port.

#27 Posted by Nightriff (5362 posts) -

I just put 50 hours into the game over the past month, and this would probably allow me to play it again. XCOM on the go is a great idea.

#29 Edited by GaspoweR (3517 posts) -

Well, they already put out a version on devices that have a much, much larger install base and just porting that game which would be 2 years old at this point on a system that has even less that number would just be an added expense and they probably wouldn't even have anything to gain from it.

I mean if I had a Vita I'd buy again in a heartbeat but therein lies the problem. I don't have a Vita so do a lot of other people. I do have two iOS devices though and I've played XCOM on both. :/

@fisk0 said:

@veektarius said:

It's crazy to me how many of you own a vita. I've never met anyone with one of those.

It's not too crazy to find that on a gaming site, what I've found more surprising is that there are other people than me at my job who have the Vita, and that NEAR keeps finding a few hundred people with Vita's in my pretty small neighborhood.

As for @bluefish's question, maybe tweet that Giocorsi guy. #Buildingthelist and all that. Sony managed to get Borderlands to the Vita, and that's a much less obvious fit for the system than a strategy game. You should probably focus your efforts on letting Sony know you'd love to have the game on the system, and maybe they can make it worth 2K/Firaxis' time to port it. What I heard Sony paid 2K/Gearbox to get that Borderlands port.

Well...while we're at it we could also BADGER Iron Galaxy's Dave Lang to do port since they did the PS Vita BL2 port, too.


#30 Posted by Corevi (5003 posts) -

@gaspower: Did you forget the part where the Vita version of BL2 is AWFUL?

#31 Edited by GaspoweR (3517 posts) -

@corruptedevil said:

@gaspower: Did you forget the part where the Vita version of BL2 is AWFUL?

NO AND I BLAME LANG :D

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