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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Looks Set To Hit Linux

Posted by , 21 November 2013 at 11:13 am UTC / 30391 views
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

Super excited about this one, wanted to play this for quite some time.

It has popped up on SteamDB a few hours ago:
Quoteabout 2 hours ago Changed Depots
200525/config/oslist: linux
200525/name: Linux_XCOM_Executables
200526/config/oslist: linux
200526/name: Linux_XCOM_BaseContent
200527/config/oslist: linux
200527/name: Linux_XCOM Slingshot
200528/config/oslist: linux
200528/name: Linux_XCOM Elite Soldier Pack
200529/config/oslist: linux
And it goes on with more...

So get ready to face off against the Aliens and save the earth!



Who else is super excited to see another AAA game come our way? Especially this one as it's a re-boot of one of my favourite games XCOM: Enemy Unknown (released in 1994, yes they gave it the same title).

Trailer

Key Features
  • Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat. 
  • Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters. 
  • Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Skyranger. 
  • Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.


I honestly cannot believe I am actually doing a news post saying it's coming to Linux, this has been a good year for us. I didn't for a moment expect this one.

Edit:
Just bear in mind this is published by 2K Games who do a lot of games like Bioshock, Borderlands, NBA 2014 etc. It looks like Amazon did let the ball drop early and it wasn't as much of an error as we thought.
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Teodosio 21 November 2013 at 11:18 am UTC
I have been waiting for this! Thanks for the heads-up!

abelthorne 21 November 2013 at 11:18 am UTC
Good news. I played it a bit on Windows during a free week end recently and it was pretty good (nice adaptation of the gameplay of a 90s game to today's standards).

LinuxGamer 21 November 2013 at 11:27 am UTC
It looks like I can at last buy this game . Of course when it will 100% appear on steam with Linux tag.

Ilya 21 November 2013 at 11:54 am UTC
Yes. Yes! YEEEEES!!!
(I've been waiting for this)

HadBabits 21 November 2013 at 11:56 am UTC
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Stellar, I can't wait

Guest 21 November 2013 at 1:05 pm UTC
As well as this title works for me today on Crossover, them publishing a native Linux version might just mean me coughing up the mullah for the Enemy Within expansion.

Nice catch. Hopefully it's indeed the good news we are all hoping for.

OZSeaford 21 November 2013 at 2:00 pm UTC
Now I wonder who will come firt? XCOM Ennemy Unknown or Xenaunauts? Xenaunauts has been announced for our platform for at least a year now, but still no sign of the port.

If you want to play a nice open source spin-off of xcom, I suggest you try UFO: Alien Invasion: http://ufoai.org/wiki/News. It is a bit buggy but excellent fun.

sw 21 November 2013 at 2:05 pm UTC
And now Civilisation V!

Maquis196 21 November 2013 at 2:08 pm UTC
Ah sweet, I've got this game (seriously, following savygamers.co.uk is bad, you end up buying stuff all the time), so this is another game I can play on Linux soon. Very happy.

taintsauce 21 November 2013 at 2:17 pm UTC
So, maybe there was good reason to be excited about that Amazon/2k cockup.

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