Turn-based XCOM from Civilization developer announced

Next to the FPS from 2K’s Marin studio, gamers can look forward to another XCOM title in the not too distant future. Civilization developer Firaxis is working on a proper re-imagining of the turn-based strategy game, the publisher’s announced, carrying the name XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

There are no proper assets yet, though the GameInformer cover below does deliver a bit of art.

As for further information, it’s known that destructible tactical environments are in, as is a combination of a real-time strategic view and turn-based combat.

“We’re looking forward to building upon the core gameplay experiences that fans of the original X-COM love, while introducing the franchise to a new generation,” said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing for 2K. “With Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown and 2K Marin’s upcoming XCOM, 2K Games will be offering two different gameplay experiences drawing from the classic X-COM universe. Each game offers a unique XCOM experience in different genres, as envisioned by two different studios with unique creative visions.”

Enemy Unknown will be out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC this fall.