XCOM FPS may become downloadable third-person squad shooter

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'sdelay in May out of 2012. Earlier this week,Kotakupublished 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.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.