If you have been paroozing Steam, XCOM 2 is now open for pre-order on Steam. Originally #announced for Linux, Mac and Windows PC a few months ago, #FeralInteractive is the studio handling the port, so we will see a simultaneous #release for all platforms. Coming loaded with the same content, which will also apply to the DLC’s, right from the start. Definitely a plus for a more effective launch.
XCOM 2 is a sequel to the 2012 Game of the Year* award-winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which puts you in charge of the Extraterrestrial Combat Unit (XCOM), tasked with defending Earth from an alien invasion. Currently, XCOM Enemy Unknown is free to play for this weekend with a 75% discount. A first for the publisher, we have not seen such huge sale on the entire XCOM franchise.
Now, if you pre-order XCOM 2, players will receive the Resistance Warrior Pack. Opening up customizations for the squad of resistance fighters with bonus outfits, headgear, and custom facial war paint. Instantly unlock a survivor of the old war as a recruit in your barracks.
- XCOM ON THE RUN: Take command of the Avenger, an alien supply craft converted to XCOM’s mobile headquarters. Guide your strike force around the world, build popular support and expose the aliens’ sinister plans.
- RECRUIT RESISTANCE FIGHTERS: Five soldier classes, each with its own skill tree including new class abilities like Momentum, let you create specific soldiers for your tactical plan.
- TACTICAL GUERRILLA COMBAT: New gameplay systems offer more tactical flexibility in combat. The state of the world affects each combat mission’s environment. Use concealment to ambush enemy patrols. Loot enemies for precious gear and artifacts. Rescue VIPs and save fallen comrades by carrying them to the extraction point.
- A NEW BREED OF ENEMY: A diverse cast of enemies from powerful new alien species to the ADVENT, enforcers of the alien regime, offer a distinct tactical challenge.
- RESEARCH, DEVELOP AND UPGRADE: Configure and build rooms on the Avenger to give XCOM new capabilities on the battlefield. Use your Scientists and Engineers to research, develop and upgrade weapons and armor to fit your preferred tactics.
- EACH MISSION IS A UNIQUE CHALLENGE: Go on missions around the world, from wildlands to the heart of the alien-controlled megacities, to the depths of alien installations. There are virtually infinite combinations of maps, missions and goals.
- CREATE CUSTOM MODS: Community-focused tools allow you to create your own campaign, tactical gameplay, aliens, classes, strategy game features, and share within the Steam Workshop.
- ENGAGE IN HEAD-TO-HEAD MULTIPLAYER: Mix-and-match squads of humans and aliens and battle head-to-head on randomly-generated maps.
XCOM 2 is a sequel to the 2012 Game of the Year award-winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which puts you in charge of the Extraterrestrial Combat Unit (XCOM), tasked with defending Earth from an alien invasion.
XCOM 2 is currently available for pre-order and will launch on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X on February 5th, 2016.