2K Marin, the team currently at work on the XCOM reboot, has confirmed to NowGamer that their upcoming shooter won’t feature any multiplayer modes.
In an interview with the website Jordan Thomas, the developer’s narrative director, stated: “Well there will be some neat community features that we haven’t announced yet. We do like to work outside of our comfort zone, try new ideas and features, but there will be no mutliplayer for XCOM.”
2K Marin famously decided to put mutliplayer into BioShock 2 last year. That was a risk, but it will arguably be an even bigger risk to launch XCOM in 2012 without any such mode.