Thanks to the excitement surrounding XCOM 2 (have I mentioned we gave it an Essential yet?), developer Goldhawk Interactive has confirmed Xenonauts 2 is now in the works.
The original game released back in 2014 after a year in Early Access and was heavily inspired by the '94 classic, UFO: Enemy Unknown. This proved both a blessing and a curse as XCOM fans enjoyed the sense of nostalgia, but some players were turned off by a few rather outdated design choices. That fixed camera perspective, for example. Ugh.
"The experience and income we have accumulated from the development of Xenonauts mean that we can make a sequel that significantly improves and expands on the first game," explained the developer. "And this time we can be more innovative than before."