Originally scheduled for release in mid-2015, Firaxis and 2K have announced that XCOM 2 is now available worldwide. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 picks up decades in the future, where the aliens have won the war on humanity, defeating the original XCOM team that tried to thwart their invasion. Now a largely forgotten organization, the XCOM team is tasked with regrouping and striking back at the alien force.
“Firaxis is taking the XCOM franchise to a whole new level with XCOM 2’s epic story and replayability factor, making it the most thrilling game in the series,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “XCOM 2 is a worthy successor to the award-winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and is already receiving outstanding reviews from critics.”
While there are no current plans to release XCOM 2 on consoles, it is now available globally on PC, Mac, and Linux systems. We’ve sunk a few hours into the retail version of the game, and are pleasantly surprised by the tweaks and changes that Firaxis has made to the formula. You can expect our review in the coming days, but for now feel free to check out the launch trailer for the game above.