Rumor: XCOM FPS goes third-person shooter

Is 2K Marin's XCOM getting a major overhaul?

September 30, 2012 / 09:38 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Before Firaxis announced its October 9-due XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 2K Marin had announced its own, first-person shooter take on the classic XCOM series. But the once March 2012-due reboot has become a third-person shooter, if images sent to Kotaku from a recent marketing survey are legitimate.

According to the survey, the game is still a 1960s-set XCOM prequel, however, it is now a third-person, squad-based shooter, similar to SOCOM, where players command a team of agents. 2K Marin, or “the same people who created BioShock 2,” are still said to be heading development.

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are mentioned in the survey, however the initially announced PC version is not. It also asks survey takers whether they’d prefer the game release as a $30 downloadable or as a $60 retail game.

Find screenshots of the alleged third-person shooter below.

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  • Sevyne

    And I will continue to say, “No thank you” to this. I’ll stick with the soon to be released and more loyal to the brand XCOM: Enemy Unknown. This game just looks like a complete insult to it’s name.

    • http://twitter.com/HansKisaragi Hans Kisaragi

      Insult? i thought it looked bad ass.. XCOM Enemy Unkown is just a remake.. while it being a very bloody awesome remake. its a remake nonetheless.

      • Sevyne

        Yes, an insult and if you knew ANYTHING about these games you’d also know that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is NOT a remake.

        Also, why reply almost 2 weeks later? I HATE more than anything seeing that I have replies and they’re to comments weeks ago.

        • Make Em So Cold

          Why do you hate it?

  • Vampiric

    RIP