This week the excellent XCOM 2 game has launched on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, allowing console gamers to enjoy the turn-based tactical science-fiction game created by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games.
Check out the launch trailer for the new XCOM 2 PlayStation 4 game below, and listen to how the XCOM sequel was developed by H Producer on the XCOM 2 development team Garth DeAngelis.
When we decided to take on the monumental task of developing an XCOM game, we knew that everything started in 1994 with Julian Gollop’s original, X-Com: UFO Defense. We were well aware and humbled by the impact of the classic game and its impact on the industry when we created XCOM: Enemy Unknown. All of the decisions that went into developing Enemy Unknown in turn impacted the development of XCOM 2. To look at how we created XCOM 2, we have to look at how we adapted UFO Defense.
Taking on the XCOM series has been an exhilarating and wild ride from the beginning. To get it right, we needed to start with a leadership team that slept, ate, and breathed XCOM. Creative Director Jake Solomon’s passion for X-Com: UFO Defense is the reason why he’s in the industry and we knew that he would fight to the death to make sure that the XCOM game we created was faithful to the series legacy.
To make sure everyone on the team felt the magic of the original, every developer sat down and played UFO Defense together. It was an extraordinarily fun time to be on the project, and was the beginning of this special team collaborating with each of their individual talents. Concurrently, a small team and Art Director Greg Foertsch visualized how XCOM would uphold the spirit Jake was looking for with a modern presentation and sleek aesthetic.
For more information on the new XCOM2 launch on consoles jump over to the PlayStation Blog website for details by following the link below.
Source: PS Blog