2K Games announced today the development of XCOM, a new first person shooter exclusively on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Ok, but about Irrational? Thats all I care about.
Whoo! a shooter, we havent had one of those in a while, was starting to get worried.
Really tired of seeing shooters this gen..
hellz yah. Shooters are always fine by me. they are the only genre with any replayability this gen. Add hundreds of hours if it's online.
"By setting the game in a first-person perspective, players will be able to feel the tension and fear that comes with combating a faceless enemy that is violently probing and plotting its way into our world" mmm? the only old xcom that i remember is this ( http://www.youtube.com/watc... an old PC/PS1 game @ Shang Long Really tired of seeing RPG's this gen and for YEEEEEEEEEEEEAARRRS.. ------------------ THIS GUY (evrfighter) STATE A TRUE FACT "Shooters are always fine by me. they are the only genre with any replayability this gen. Add hundreds of hours if it's online" and he already have 7 disagrees (21 minutes of his comment) - OH really "GAMERS" why is he wrong in his comment? WOW i wonder who are those posers leaving disagrees because of that comment?
2k really must hate the ps3?
I'll get PC version though.
I'm looking forward to hearing more about this game. It sounds like it could be cool. I love FPS games, so there will never be "too many" of them in my world.
the first xcom was great and I liked terror from the deep even though it was just like the first with different graphic set, but the third 'Apocalypse' was just a-ok. The other xcom spinoffs were downright horrible and the squad-based fps concept was vaporware. Hopefully this goes back to that concept but do we really need another 'generic' fps? FPS games these days are turning into those cheap b-movies like Scary Movie 2,3,4, Epic Movie, Date Movie, etc. Little cost in development and big enough returns.
its 2K, so as with the first bioshock this game will only be timed exclusive, even if they swear black and blue its exclusive like they did with bioshock i still wouldnt believe them.
Where did these people calling an exclusive grow up? I sure as heck don't want my future kids going to that school. The last I counted 1 console + 1 PC is 2 total. Two does not mean exclusive. In fact, I think several people should take a look at this list: http://www.google.com/searc...
Your jealousy is showing mooey. I'm sorry it wasn't announced for favorite console.
if its 2K then its bioshock all over again
As long as people keep buying millions of copy's of Haloz, COD's, Gears, ... devs will keep making shooters.
LOL at little kids saying "another shooter" when they will rejoice over the mention of the many shooters on their system. Im just interested to at least see more on this new x-com game as ive never new it was being made. You people should be happy, I mean, everyone has a decent PC right?
Mooey. Please do us all a favor and NEVER think of having kids. This world is dumb enough as it is. MariusElijah "Whoo! a shooter, we havent had one of those in a while, was starting to get worried." Shang-Long "Really tired of seeing shooters this gen.." Pay attention to both these guys posts when Killzone 3 is announced. I call it now. THEY'LL LOVE SHOOTERS! SHOOTERS ROCK! Typical PS3 fanboys. Mark it down. IMO, new shooters are always welcome as long as they're better then previous releases.
The message from publishers is clear; The PS3 is a disastrous waste of time, money and resources and this proves it - a massive franchise from the past returns and PS3 can't cope with it.
K-Lan your post is bookmarked and we will see where these folks are with KZ3 news. I bet you won't hear a peep about "oh booo another shooter". I know I won't be saying that when KZ3 is announced. I will keep an eye on this to see how it turns out.
Damage control is butt hurt that the 360 is getting a game that may be good. Typical.
You know that the PS3 has Rockstar's Agent as an exclusive right. Which is another studio that Take 2 publishes games for. So its one each then.
They should change the tittle to "2K Games announces XCOM; New Xbox 360 beta" 360 users will basically beta test this. Just another game that will land on the PS3 months later with all bugs fixed and a bunch of extra content.
Bioshock was inferior on PS3 so go ahead and wait. It's sad but lately all I'm hearing from Sony and it's fanboys are jabs at 360 and Wii. You guys go ahead and hate all you want because as long as huge announcements like this keep coming 360 gamers will be happy always.
@ mooey second definition of exclusive from the link you provided: excluding much or all I would say excluding Sony and Nintendo platforms is 'excluding much' of the industry which meets the definition of exclusive that you yourself posted... unless you don't think Sony and Nintendo platforms represent very much of the gaming industry I guess... *shrugs shoulders*
1. People who complain about this just being another shooter because it's on 360/PC only are idiots. 2. People who say this is another great exclusive for the 360 are idiots because there's nothing to judge at this time. 3. People who say this is just like Bioshock and the 360 will be the beta are idiots. 4. I'm sad to see that third-parties are still seeing the need to go exclusive like this. I think there's enough hardships in having to deal with the majority of exclusives that individual console owners can't play, to throw in big third-party development studio games into the mix is just a pain in the butt.
Oh so I guess your saying its fine to release 3 Call of Duty games each year as long as they are FPS and have MP? Wow.. great. Excuse us 'gamers' that you gladly point out for wanting variety. Games like ME2, Splinter cell, FF13, GoW3 need to come more often. I'm sick of having 20 generic shooters releasing each year, and we all know we are only going to be playing one of them (HALO REACH FTW!) ahem.. where was I.. yeah.. I like a good mix of genres for gaming. Recently i bought MAG n BC2.. i kinda regret getting Bc2, but MAG has been worth it. But come this fall, i'll be putting down MAG for Halo Reach. I dont need more than 2 FPS shooters per year. So please spare me that, OMGZ MP = MILLIONS OF HOURS.. SO ITZ OKIEZ. Coz I'm sick of getting 5 Haze's every year. That being said, I'm looking forward to seeing how this game turns out. I hope it won't fall in the line of shooters I was just ranting about above.
Suspense and Mystery-Filled First-Person Shooter from Creators of BioShock® 2 new game out of thin air, hell yeah!
I thought Bioshock 2 was lame. The developers took the worst part of Bioshock 1 and made it into a full game.
1st they destroy Fallout with the non canonical fallout3 gameplay now Xcom... why! please keep some classic game play please please please!
I thought XCOM was a turn-based strategy game.
don't like turn based strategy games? I love em.
lol 360 AND PC exclusive. I wonder if something can come "exclusively to PS3 and 360".
You that dense....or do you need it spelled out for you....????
I'm waiting for PS3 and Wii exclusive so screw you.
PS3 and Wii exclusive is Red Steel and No More Heroes.
I just downloaded a No More Heroes trailer on Xbox Live yesterday, looks neat.
So by your logic the game is also a PC exclusive. Good ol'PC the exclusives never stop coming. Although turning XCOM into a FPS is a pretty bold move. It looks like they're gunning for a new audience :P. It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.
i'm waitinf for ps3/x360/pc/wii excluive game ;) lol
And you bots will beta test it for us, or should I remember what happened to Bioshock? Thank you very much
There is a trend coming. More and more PC/360 only exclusives on the way. Mainly because PS3 have no tesselation unit and use no GPGPU...all modern 3D engines are being adapted under DX11 witch benefits more from using tesselation hardware unit and GPGPU in order to free GPU and CPU systems resorses. we now only need to use 2000 polygons to make a 20000 polygon scene...great amount of resourses are free now...Gears 3 was is no CGI...you will see more at E3 and that it when PS3 will be finaly doomed. PS3 sales will decrize dramaticaly. Thats is a good system. the best right now. and i bought one a mounht ago for Heavy rain and other exclusives. but overall not the best one and 360 will gain GFX lead soon. sony know all this and play all their cards now. but after e3 it is all over. psn will be paid servive and sales for sony will fail dramatically.
@1.2 Excuse me while I eat your bubbles Mr. Delusional
@Das And yet the Xbox 360 version of BioShock looks better than the PS3 version Seems you just get lazy ports to keep you happy...that must sting, cry more :)
fcuk. here comes MS with a big bag o' money and none of their own ideas. grrr.
I know you wear glasses, but I suggest you use a magnifying glass from now on
No please dont......why would it be so hard to make xcom a turn based rpg......is it demographics thats saying it should be a shooter....I dont know but im not to happy about this....
It's because the people owning the IP don't care about good games, they just want to make money. Actually, it's quite a stupid move, because with this as FPS they ignore the XCom-fanbase and instead trade it in for a huge crowd of over-satisfied shooterfans who don't care one bit about the IP. But yeah, reflections like these are too complicated for the people in power. They are more like "let's take another unused IP and turn it into a game. what's popular atm? FPS? ok, let's do it!".
what ever happen to the strategy genre? first fallout gets the fps treatment and now xcom.
Fallout was a turn-based, isometric RPG that turned into a real-time, first-person RPG; the overall nature of the game remained the same. About all this X-COM seems to have in common with the original is that it's a game about shooting people.
Arkose, the Fallout 3 was the exact same case. Don't let the number "3" and some gimmicky "turn-based" stuff fool you, it was simply a FPS game with bad shooting mechanics based loosly on Fallout universe. That's why every single fan on big fansites of Fallout 1-2 HATE the Fallout "3" from the buttom of their hearts. As for this news. All I can say is LOL. This is as much an X-Com game as its The Sims.
Xcom - Enemy Unknown is still one of the best games of all times imo. Jagged Alliances and first two Fallouts are also pieces of gaming heaven from the old days.
Yeah, sadly enough, the mass of people seems to have enjoyed the Fallout 3 total conversion for Oblivion, despite it containing much the same problems as the original game. Seems a lot of people don't tire of slaying ogres/supermutants.
and yet oblivion was an addictive game. fallout 3 improved significantly upon the worst part - the disconnect between properly leveling up and actually playing thru the game. it's true that some problems carried over, but still fallout 3 deserves the great reviews it got.
@ arkose "Fallout was a turn-based, isometric RPG that turned into a real-time, first-person RPG; the overall nature of the game remained the same" yeah make halo and halo wars are the same thing it isn't even worth to call it fallout.
Thank God we have more shooters. I'll go back to playing Quake Live now :).
Also im sure they werent really happy with bioshock 2 sales & are prolly thinking, hey why not make an fps game that is just tons of fun with an average singleplayer, aslong as the multiplayer is fun as hell with co op missions, we can sell millions just like halo 3 & call of duty 4 did. Thats why I think they are making an fps.
and like Bioshock this will come to the PS3 after 12 months as well. after their whole 'Bioshock will never ever come to PS3' spiel, im not taking again 'exclusive' they announce as exclusive.
Have fun waiting.
bubbles+. I love it when sonyfans get so proud of Oblivion, Bioshock, Lost Planet, etc. waiting a full year is really worth bragging about?!
why would i have to wait? if the new XCOM looks good ill just buy it on my 360..... all im saying is that theyll jump up and down saying its exclusive, when its really a timed exclusive. just come out and say its a timed exclusive. personally, i think a 12 month timed exclusivity is a killer for the console that gets it 12 months later. everyone that wants to have played it will already have played it, and other games have had 12 months to improve on that. but yeah, dont go jumping to conclusions. i have a 360 and a PS3, im not a fanboy of either. i was merely pointing out that like their other 'exclusive', this will only be timed.
FPS Generation... im Full of FPS games.
NOT X-COM!!! I know must of you guys don't know, but X-com was rated the #1 PC game of all time on IGN. BUT IT IS A TURN BASED GAME. Oh god.....a classic franchise....turned into an arcadey shooter?
It IS the best game ever created. I recently played through the first three titles of the series, and they still provided 50+ hours of fun each, and this after what? 10-15 years?
Sigh........Just sigh. No moar FPS. Please! Be creative naow. >:[
kid of tires of shooters, buy heck i still buy them!
360 doesnt have power to handle tesselation. Also Sony has 21 first party studios, its microsoft that are desperate with halo gears each years.
1. do you know what 360 have hardware tesselation unit? i think yes. but why you say have no power? 2. yes that is great. but that is not automaticaly a success: 2.1 people will no buy their games if they will outperformed grafically by 360. 2.2 Sony games sales 2 times lower this gen. they started to axe studios now and that will continiued. 2.3 sonys 21 studios is only about of 25% of all developers. other 75% of developers develop AND for 360 too. that is enough and sonyes 21 studios that is only 20% more (100-75-5% of MS exclusives studios = 20% of all developers). yes they have a better quality games..but for other 80% of studios that is only a matter of time and resourses to gain an expirience. @A chance in the wind: wrong i said it WILL outperform. Now PS3 have an edge in GFX department because SOny plaied all their card in a hurray and invested a lot of money to save PS3 sales.
iMAD, the other 75% developers also develop for the PS3, its called a multi-platform game you are truly a retard!
You base your stance on the fact that the 360 outperforms the PS3 graphically. However, since the PS3 outperforms the 360 graphically, your entire argument is void.
another solid game coming to the 360..... please report all ps3 panty boys that troll 360 threads.