Back in 2010
2K Marin, the developers behind BioShock 2
, announced that XCOM
would be coming to the 360 in the form of an FPS. Fast-forward to 2013, and delay
after a long term delay
, after a delay
almost a year ago, and voila, there is finally some news regarding The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
With a new name and a brand spankin' new outlook, Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K, explains further what The Bureau
We’re thrilled about 2K Marin’s refined vision for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. The game has evolved through a creative and iterative development process, and the result is a narrative-driven experience that is smart, engaging, and challenges players to think tactically.
What was once known to be an FPS, is now a third-person tactical shooter that focuses on government conspiracies, heroic characters and killing some bad-ass aliens. Furthermore, the setting will find gamers thrust into the beginning of the Cold War era and will touch on the XCOM
agenices that sprouted after the war to combat these alien enemies.
Morgan Gray, Creative Director at 2K Marin explains further:
The Bureau tells the story of XCOM’s mysterious beginnings. We’re expanding the universe with a declassified tale of government conspiracy and heroic cover-ups told through third-person tactical gameplay...The team has been working hard to leverage core XCOM elements like tactical decision-making and permanent death of squad mates in a purposeful way that makes this a unique tactical shooter. To that end, The Bureau will challenge players unlike any other third-person tactical shooter.
Without further ado folks, welcome to, The Burn Room:
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
will release on August 20th in North America and on August 23rd Globally.