XCOM 2 - Welcome back (PC) Commanders

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  • Whizzo 1 Jun 2015 16:13:35 44,763 posts
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    IGN has an early tease of the future title where you'll be playing as XCOM commander trying to take back the Earth from alien scum.

    Rather nice trailer on their first article today.

    Game is PC only* and will support modding.

    *At least until it eventually gets ported.
  • Deleted user 1 June 2015 16:14:55
    Was hoping they'd do Terror From The Deep as the next one.
  • faux-C 1 Jun 2015 16:18:21 11,204 posts
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    Trailer is very exciting!

    So are we going to be playing some kind of resistance force then?

    Edited by faux-C at 16:21:30 01-06-2015
  • Whizzo 1 Jun 2015 16:20:57 44,763 posts
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    Certainly looking like it's a resistance set up this time around, should make things rather different.
  • Deleted user 1 June 2015 16:26:58
    Shit the bed. I now have a reason to buy a new PC.
  • SomaticSense 1 Jun 2015 16:29:43 15,093 posts
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    It controlled pretty well on console, and sold ok too iirc.

    So why PC only?
  • Mola_Ram 1 Jun 2015 16:31:06 16,334 posts
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    I'm assuming because it didn't sell on console. I can't imagine why.
  • Whizzo 1 Jun 2015 16:31:31 44,763 posts
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    Probably PC only to start, 2K won't throw away the chance to sell it on console so it'll turn up later. Other than mod support I can't imagine there's anything in the game that the current gen consoles couldn't handle.
  • GiarcYekrub 1 Jun 2015 16:32:46 4,732 posts
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    Perhaps the Full Expanded version will be released on Console at some point when Development on the PC version is complete, I gotta say I was very annoyed Enemy Within was not issued as DLC on 360 after buying Enemy Unknown on release.
  • thedaveeyres 1 Jun 2015 16:33:09 13,515 posts
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    YES!
  • SweetMrGibs 1 Jun 2015 16:33:22 1,097 posts
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    Really looking forward to this. That's Christmas sorted.
  • Trafford 1 Jun 2015 16:45:46 7,973 posts
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    I'm going to need a rig .
  • El_MUERkO 2 Jun 2015 00:59:03 18,259 posts
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    Thread title could do with changing to XCOM 2 as there is a space in the games name but if people search for it's correct title they won't find this thread.

    Other than that WOOOOOO!!!! Instant pre-order of mega excitement!!!!
  • El_MUERkO 2 Jun 2015 01:06:35 18,259 posts
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    Four in-game looking screenshots from XCOM.com









    Edited by El_MUERkO at 01:07:19 02-06-2015
  • drhickman1983 2 Jun 2015 01:07:34 4,987 posts
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    Really looking forward to this, XCOM: Enemy Within / Unknown was one of my favourite games from the last console gen, and then I re-bought it for my PC.

    Hopefully it wont be too demanding for my computer, but we'll see.

    I'm sure some PC purists will baulk at this, but I hope they leave the control scheme largely unchanged and controller supported. Found it more enjoyable with a controller than mouse.
  • opalw00t 2 Jun 2015 05:26:39 12,795 posts
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  • dunny 2 Jun 2015 06:13:29 531 posts
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    Balls, I need a PC now! An Alienware Alpha can run Witcher 3 better than PS4, should be ok with this right??
  • Telepathic.Geometry 2 Jun 2015 07:38:40 12,416 posts
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    Although I'm waiting for the PS4 version to be spawned out of a pod some time next year, I thought I'd chime in here and tell my PC brethren what a bunch of lazy bastards yiz are.

    I platinumed Enemy Unknown and Within, and for some reason, my girlfriend always tells me, not asks me, to play this game. She wants to know how my crack sniper Yoshida is doing, and forbade me from turning her into mech back in the days when her aim was shit.

    This game will be the shiznitz!
  • Whizzo 2 Jun 2015 09:46:11 44,763 posts
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    Fired up Enemy Within last night, I hadn't played it for ages and was quite close to finishing it so must have got distracted.

    Reading the memorial board I realised that one of my best squaddies had actually been killed by my leading one, can't remember whether that was putting down a mind controlled one or when mind controlled my best killer took her down. Psionics can be a bother!

    Before XCOM 2 turns up I really should give The Long Way a try.

    A space should magically be appearing in the thread title soonish by the way.

    edit: And there it is, courtesy of Blerk.

    Edited by Whizzo at 09:50:59 02-06-2015
  • DamoVotf 2 Jun 2015 10:28:18 1,203 posts
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    Man that is a pretty epic trailer.

    Will be interesting to see if they can differentiate it enough from XCOM 1. Why they still using bullets though when they have a flying base?
  • MrMumtaz 18 Dec 2015 00:49:21 1,107 posts
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    Couple of lengthy gameplay vids on EG's Youtube page this week. Shaping up well, and is only 19 quid on CDKeys atm

    Shame I don't own a PC that will run it.
  • SirScratchalot 18 Dec 2015 06:58:33 7,907 posts
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    I'm chuffed this is on Linux day one.
    I'm usually not included in all this release excitement. It's really quite thrilling I tell you.

    As an aside Dodgymat I played the last XCom quite well on an intel HD 5100 sporting laptop, so you might have a better chance of running this than you think.
  • Mola_Ram 18 Dec 2015 07:02:15 16,334 posts
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    I still have to actually play the first one :/

    It's always been one of those games that I get because they are totally up my alley, but never really start because they look daunting, or because I'm always playing something else, etc.

    Maybe I'll try it with something portable. Is the Android version any good?
  • drhickman1983 18 Dec 2015 07:35:38 4,987 posts
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    Dodgymat wrote:
    Couple of lengthy gameplay vids on EG's Youtube page this week. Shaping up well, and is only 19 quid on CDKeys atm

    Shame I don't own a PC that will run it.
    The specs are quite modest, it's not really a game that relies on it's graphics to impress.

    Minimum

    OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
    DirectX: Version 11
    Storage: 45 GB available space
    Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

    Reccomended

    OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
    Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
    Storage: 45 GB available space
    Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

    February can't get here quick enough. More excited about this than any of 2015's big releases.

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 07:38:45 18-12-2015
  • DodgyPast 18 Dec 2015 10:57:24 9,237 posts
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    @Mola_Ram

    The Android version is playable on my 8 inch tablet. Though I far preferred playing it on the TV with a controller.
  • SweetMrGibs 18 Dec 2015 11:02:23 1,097 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    I still have to actually play the first one :/


    You mean the one from 1994 or a few years back?
  • MrMumtaz 18 Dec 2015 13:52:59 1,107 posts
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    SirScratchalot wrote:
    Dodgymat I played the last XCom quite well on an intel HD 5100 sporting laptop, so you might have a better chance of running this than you think.
    My PC is a WinXP 3.2Ghz dinosaur, but my missus has a fairly recent laptop. Dunno how her specs compare to the recommended ones as the lingo seems to have changed a lot since I last bought a computer!


    Her laptop:

    Processor: Intel Core i3 m350@2.27ghz
    RAM: 4.00 GB
    Graphics: ???
    Memory: 291831MB

    Any good or no?
  • Deleted user 18 December 2015 14:54:34
    I'd say that's fine.
  • teamHAM 23 Dec 2015 09:06:57 3,770 posts
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    Just ordered this. Used the cdkeys and the 5% off from Facebook. Really excited for it.
  • Mola_Ram 23 Dec 2015 09:13:18 16,334 posts
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    SweetMrGibs wrote:
    Mola_Ram wrote:
    I still have to actually play the first one :/


    You mean the one from 1994 or a few years back?
    I was referring to the remake. But also the original, I suppose. I completely missed the boat on these.
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