You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!

XCOM 2 is starting to look mighty interesting

By - | Views: 9,036
As the time to release gets closer, more details about XCOM 2 are starting to arrive. I am excited, but I hope they don't mess it up.

I checked out this video from PC Gamer earlier, and it caught my interest even more:
YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link
There's also an RPS piece on it.

Having the special Psi characters earlier in the game sounds like it will provide a much more fun experience, as I thought it was a great idea, but I didn't like how late you got them in the original.

It certainly seems more in-depth than the previous game, with Engineers being single units to assign to different places.

It sounds like the game will be harder than XCOM, which is concerning me a little bit. Most missions seem to be on a timer, which will no doubt frustrate me quite a bit, but it depends how that's done.

The satellite system from the original I found to be a bit of a mess, so I'm really glad that system has been done away with!

I will hopefully have some thoughts up on the game a few days after release, as I don't think we will be able to get any advanced access sadly.

As far as we know, the plan is still for a Day-1 release, as there's still a SteamOS/Linux icon in the pre-order section on Steam, and we have heard nothing from Feral Interactive about a delay so it should be good to go. We will update you if Feral let us know of any delays.

Have you pre-ordered it? Are you waiting for us to give the all clear on it? Or are you waiting for a while? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
0 Likes
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
16 comments
Page: 1/2»
  Go to:

SuperTux 10 Jan, 2016
It looks fascinating and as long as its a day 1 release I may pre-order, this is what is holding me back from Total War: Warhammer, not knowing if its day one or not (and hate o have to wait for almost a year before it appears on Linux).
Eike 10 Jan, 2016
Xcom from Feral considering the Windows previews could even make me preorder it if there would be some better incentive. Good there isn't. :D
Liam Dawe 10 Jan, 2016
Either way, I won't be pre-ordering it myself. If it's out on the day then I will simply purchase my copy to cover on GOL then and there. Unless someone wants to gift me a pre-order so we are ready, I won't stop you ;)
Beamboom 10 Jan, 2016
Oh no, please - no timers. :(
tuubi 11 Jan, 2016
Quoting: BeamboomOh no, please - no timers. :(

Seconded. Timed missions only lead to frustration.

Maybe there's hope that these timers are only there to make the players choose between missions (as you won't have time to do them all), and not to make missions themselves more stressful.
Eike 11 Jan, 2016
But we're talking about turn "timers", not, ermm... real-time timers, right?
scaine 11 Jan, 2016
View PC info
  • Contributing Editor
  • Mega Supporter
Quoting: EikeBut we're talking about turn "timers", not, ermm... real-time timers, right?

From another play-through I saw (Total Biscuit), the timers are turn-based. Very like the "defuse the bomb" missions from the first game.

Can't wait for this, but been stung too often to pre-order. It's a day-one purchase for me and I'll put up with the lengthy download times happily.
ajgp 11 Jan, 2016
Quoting: SuperTuxIt looks fascinating and as long as its a day 1 release I may pre-order, this is what is holding me back from Total War: Warhammer, not knowing if its day one or not (and hate o have to wait for almost a year before it appears on Linux).

Feral seemed to indicate that they would aim to release on the same day.

https://twitter.com/feralgames/status/670248064519639040



As for Total War that isnt happening on the same day from what I was told.

https://twitter.com/totalwar/status/657497954597650433



EDIT: Removed embedded tweets, which apparently work in Preview but not when published!


Last edited by ajgp on 11 January 2016 at 8:46 am UTC
wojtek88 11 Jan, 2016
I have to say I'm little bit shocked, but very happy, that porting companies started to cooperate with game developing companies on titles that are not yet launched. Have to upgrade the hardware and join all of you playing XCOM2 in q2 of 2016 :).
seven 11 Jan, 2016
can't wait for this one :)
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams