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XCOM FPS may become downloadable third-person squad shooter

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While XCOM: Enemy Unknown is looking good, its Cold-War-era first-person shooter cousin may be encountering some turbulence. Several months of quiet from publisher 2K followed XCOM's delay in May out of 2012. Earlier this week, Kotaku published screenshots and other information reportedly taken from a customer survey indicating the title has switched to a third-person perspective and squad-based command style akin to the SOCOM series.

The survey indicates Bioshock 2 developer 2K Marin is still at work on the game, and says the title is slated for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with no mention of a PC version. The survey also reportedly asks consumers if they would be more interested in the game as a $60 retail or $30 downloadable product.

2K responded to Kotaku's inquiries only by stating no new announcements have been made and the company does not comment on rumors or speculation.

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  • PwnwallJackson - October 1, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    This... is disappointing. The original concept greatly intrigued me.
  • angelusdlion - October 1, 2012 9:13 p.m.

    Why? just because the delivery method has changed doesn't mean the game has changed... perhaps they're just trying to cut costs on a game that's been overly long in development to try to make maximum profit>?
  • zymn - October 2, 2012 12:04 a.m.

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! D: I have been WAITING for friggin ever to hear more news about this and what I get is "THE ENTIRE GAME HAS BEEN CHANGED AND NOW KINDA LOOKS LIKE CRAP" from the cool looking visuals and style and gameplay it used to have. This is a sad moment...
  • morgartjr - October 2, 2012 8 a.m.

    Third person? pass. If youre going to make it Third person, make it a strategy game like it used to be (or still is). I was interested in an FPS version, but I'll skip a TPS.

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