2K Marin’s XCOM game never really had a chance, at least under its current franchise tag. Old time fans bashed it for merely using the namesake to launch an unrelated reboot to the series, and 2012’s surprise hit XCOM: Enemy Unknown all but sealed its fate by making quite a lot of money. No need in spreading out a thin series across even more ground.
So, what ever happened to the much maligned 1960s first-person shooter? Not much has been seen in recent years, but rumors of a complete overhaul began circling once Enemy Unknown began to take shape as a big contender in 2012.
And now, 2K Games has registered three domain names which relate to the content so far seen in the game. thebureau-game.com, thebureau-game.net and whathappenedin62.com each refer to an alien bureau occurring roughly the same time as the depicted era in 2K Marin’s XCOM game. 2K Marin has not confirmed the change, but don’t be surprised if it pops up in the near future. The puzzle pieces fit a little too nicely for this one.
Now the only big question that remains is if gamers are willing to forgive and forget. The most common argument against the game during its initial run was “I’d be willing to play it if it wasn’t named XCOM.” Well, now it isn’t, and it’s time for plenty of gamers to eat their words.
Now that the moniker has possibly changed on this infamous game, who’s willing to give it an honest try?