firaxis logo Firaxis to Remake X Com

This is the news that old-school strategy gamers have been waiting for: Firaxis has announced plans to do a “proper” remake of the classic squad-tactical game X-Com.

“It’s been a dream of ours to recreate X-COM with our unique creative vision. We’re huge fans of the original game and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to re-envision a game that is as beloved as X-COM,” said Steve Martin, president of Firaxis Games. “We were careful to keep XCOM: Enemy Unknown true to the elements that made X-COM such a revered game while delivering an entirely new story and gameplay experience for both die-hard X-COM fans and newcomers to the franchise.”

Thanks to Game Informer for the news!