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XCOM 2 announced for consoles

Fans of Firaxis' excellent controller support rejoice

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

It looks like XCOM 2 is coming to current generation consoles after all.

Released in February of this year, XCOM 2 is the sequel to the series reboot developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K. The turn-based tactical game was initially met with rave reviews — including here at Polygon — but unlike its predecessor was only released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While it launched with a robust modding system, controller support was also conspicuously absent.

All that's about the change now that XCOM 2 has been announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Code goes live Sept. 6 in the U.S. and Sept. 9 internationally. Those who pre-order the game will receive a set of unique skins for their soldiers, while a deluxe package will be available with all of the expansion packs bundled in.

We played a good bit of the most recent DLC, called Alien Hunters, and you can watch our video here.

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