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XCOM 2 delayed three months

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XCOM 2 won't make its November release window and will instead be released on Feb. 5, 2016, developer Firaxis Games announced today, saying it needs "a little more time to make it the best possible game."

Publisher 2K Games announced XCOM 2 on June 1, just five months before it was supposed to be released. The turn-based strategy game is in development for Windows PC, where it will arrive first, and then follow on Linux and Mac. Console versions aren't planned.

Firaxis announced the delay on its website with the following message:

Hello XCOM fans,

We want to give you an update on the release date for XCOM 2. We’ve set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been working hard to make sure we deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown. We just need a little more time to make it the best possible game.

With XCOM 2, we want to have more depth, more replayability, and more investment in your soldiers and this extension will give us the time we need to deliver on our promise to you.

We appreciate your patience and continued support as we move towards February. Good luck, Commander!

-The XCOM 2 Dev Team

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