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Long War team are making mods for XCOM 2

Reinforcements are coming.

Good news for XCOM 2, as developers, Firaxis Games, have announced a partnership with recently formed Long War Studios, the team behind XCOM: Enemy Unknown's incredible Long War mod.

The reveal comes via the official XCOM blog, which states that Long War Studios is "currently hard at work on multiple mods for XCOM 2". We imagine one of those projects has to be another ridiculous (in the very best way) overhaul mod, but what else are they working on?

I fell in love with the preview build we played back in December, but one of the big changes coming with XCOM 2 - that we're yet to see for ourselves - is an added focus on mod support, with a range of official tools available from day one.

"We should have done this on Enemy Unknown," said senior producer Garth DeAngelis back at Gamescom, "and we want to give the community more tools to make things like the Long War, or whatever you want to do. We want to see more of that. We think it's the ultimate relationship with our fans and our community, and we can't wait to see what they come up with."

The three-person team recently announced plans to crowdfund their next project, Terra Invicta, describing it as a "grand strategy game in which the player leads the defense of Earth during an alien invasion". We're not sure at this stage how this new partnership will impact those plans.

Anyway, if you're not sure why we're so excited about the potential return of XCOM Long War, you can check out this introduction we put together last year. It's bigger and better than the base game.

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