Xenonauts

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Xenonauts 2 confirmed and “hopefully” out in 2017

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a blessing and a curse as XCOM fans enjoyed the sense of nostalgia, but some players were turned off by a few rather outdated design choices.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."

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GOG Summer Sale 2015 kicks off with Witcher 3 discount

UPDATE: Ethan Carter for 6, Sunless Sea for 7.50, and loads more.

UPDATE 9TH JUNE: There's been a bumper update to the Sale, the headline addition being Telltale's excellent adventure games. The entire Walking Dead series - Season 1, Season 2, 400 Days - is only 10.67, and The Wolf Among Us is down to 4.79. The new Game of Thrones series is half-price at 11.49.

Xenonauts review

Xenonauts review

X-communication.

There was always something a little wonky in the concept behind 1994's UFO: Enemy Unknown. The earth is under attack by extraterrestrials and so a global defence force is formed to counter it; fair enough. But when I try to imagine the conversations that might happen in dingy, smoke-filled bunkers somewhere, they always go like this:

Price and availability

Windows only on Steam: 18.99

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