XCOM 2 Coming to Console

For those who are fans of the XCOM tactical turn-based RPG series, but don’t have a computer that can handle the newest entry, fear not. Firaxis Games, creators of the Civilization series, have announced that XCOM 2 will be ported to PS4 and XBOX One.

XCOM 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown which was eventually re-released titled XCOM: Enemy Within which added new scenarios and balanced the game more. The game is a traditional grid based RPG in which you play as the Commander and must lead an army to success against the alien invaders. Lots of micromanaging is involved.

Hello, Commander. Even though our recent efforts with XCOM 2 have exceeded expectations on PC, we understand that there are still groups of people in need of liberation from ADVENT and its alien overlords. We must expand into new territory and bring the resistance to consoles.

XCOM 2 will be available for PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2016. You can pre-purchase XCOM 2, in either standard or Digital Deluxe form, right now through the 2K Store. The game will also be available for pre-purchase through each respective console marketplace soon. Pre-ordering XCOM 2 will unlock the Resistance Warrior Pack, which includes additional soldier customization options like bonus outfits, headgear and custom facial war paint, as well as a “Survivor of the Old War,” a new XCOM recruit who will appear in the Avenger’s barracks.

The Digital Deluxe Edition of XCOM 2 includes the Reinforcement Pack*, a collection of three DLC packs:

ANARCHY’S CHILDREN: This rebellion-themed content pack introduces more than 100 new exotic customizations for the entire arsenal of armors available to your XCOM soldiers. These options are purely cosmetic and do not alter the stats of a soldier. (Available at launch)
ALIEN HUNTERS: Transform the soldiers of XCOM into an elite alien hunting squad with impressive new weapons and armor to face off against new alien Rulers that will pursue your squad across an entire campaign. Additional cosmetic upgrades to soldiers and the Avenger are included, as well as a new epic mission where Central Officer Bradford leads a squad with the guidance of an old friend. (Available at launch)
SHEN’S LAST GIFT: Introduces a new soldier class with unique upgradeable weapons, armor and customization features, and a new narrative-driven mission and map. (Available at launch)
*Save vs buying DLC packs a la carte. Individual DLC in the Reinforcement Pack may be sold separately. If you purchase the Reinforcement Pack, do not also purchase these standalone packs, as you will be charged for them.

That’s it for this update, Commander. Be sure to follow XCOM on Twitter and Like XCOM on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest information on XCOM 2. If you’re looking to enlist with the Resistance, join the 2K Forums!

XCOM 2 will be available September 6, 2016 for PS4 and XBOX One.


Travis. Writer. Gamer. Dancer. Black Guy.