Firaxis Games's XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS will support cloud saves so players can start a game on an iPad and continue it on an iPhone, according to a 2K Games representative. The game will also support multiplayer, but the multiplayer mode will come in a free title update that is due to release later down the line.
Polygon recently played a demo of XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iPad and we were able to experience the game's touch control optimizations. Where a player would use their mouse to move the camera and zoom in and out in the PC version of the game, the iOS version allows players to move the camera with a finger, zooming in and out by pinching and pulling on the screen.
Controlling characters involves tapping on a soldier to select and double tapping a location to get them to...
Firaxis Games' turn-based strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is coming to iOS devices this summer, publisher 2K Games announced.
The game is being ported by 2K China with guidance from Firaxis. XCOM's lead developer Jake Solomon tells Polygon that the iOS version is intended to be a complete port of the AAA console and PC experience.
"The idea was to port the game fully," Solomon says. "The one exception we made was to the number of maps in the game, but we still have all the destructible environments, there's the fog of war — this is a full AAA game we're porting. It really is XCOM."
Solomon tells Polygon that work began on the iOS port almost a year ago, before the core game shipped on PC and consoles. He says Firaxis knew that an iOS port would work because the studio had...
XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Slingshot content pack hits today, bringing players into the Hong Kong underground to recover a mysterious alien device from an uncooperative opposing group, according to the pack's teaser trailer posted above.
The pack adds three new missions that fit into the main game's storyline, and include players wrestling control of a contact that may prove useful to the XCOM project. Players can also get their hands on new weapons upgrades and armor pieces.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on Oct. 9. Slingshot is available for $6.99, or 560 Microsoft Points.
Welcome to the first episode of Cooperatives, a video series in which Chris Plante (me) and Russ Frushtick (the bespectacled man) share our generally conflicting opinions on the latest games, hardware, or topics de jouer. To start us off, we choose XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a remake of the classic alien-battling strategy franchise. Give it a watch to learn the awful truth about Mr. Frushtick and personal computers.