Developer Firaxis Games have recently released information regarding the head-to-head multiplayer mode that will be included in their upcoming title, XCOM: Enemy Uknown
As a commander of your forces, you will face-off against another commander and battle in a 6v6 deathmatch mode. The two-player mode will allow you to choose six of your most elite alien, human, or the combination of the two forces, and engage in a battle of strategy and strength to defeat your opposition.XCOM: Enemy Unknown
lead designer Jake Solomon stated:
With the multiplayer mode in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, gamers can finally find out what it's like to command alien units and unleash extraterrestrial destruction on Planet Earth or defend it with a squad of XCOM soldiers and alien allies. Furthermore,gamers can mix and match both alien and soldier units to comprise their squad, outfitting soldiers with dozens of armor types, weapons, items and class-based abilities for thousands of possible loadout combinations XCOM: Enemy Unknown
will be available October 9th.