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XCOM Long War mod team releases final version, founds Long War Studios

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Now working on Terra Invicta

The developers behind the XCOM: Long War mod released the final version of their hardcore take on the strategy game. They're also moving on to new ventures, including founding Long War Studios, an independent studio "dedicated to creating strategy games that challenge your mind while telling great stories."

Long War Studios co-founder John J. Lumpkin said the team will "continue to support and update Long War EW if any major stability or gameplay issues are found," but that the team is working on a new game called Terra Invicta. Long War Studios' description of its new game should sound familiar to fans of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within, and the Long War mod.

Terra Invicta is a grand strategy game in which the player leads the defense of Earth during an alien invasion.

An alien force has arrived in the far reaches of Solar System and begun probing Earth's defenses and building an invasion fleet. The player must assemble a council of scientists, politicians, military leaders and operatives who can unite Earth's squabbling nations with the ultimate goal of taking the fight to the aliens in the high ground of outer space.

Terra Invicta is currently in "pre-Kickstarter development," according to Long War Studios. Long War, for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within, is available to download for Linux, Mac and Windows PC from Nexus Mods.