2K Games and Firaxis Games have announced XCOM 2, the sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is in development for PC and due out in November. It will also launch for Mac and Linux via Feral Interactive.
The game is set 20 years in the future, where humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a new world order. The XCOM organization is largely forgotten, but must strike back to reclaim control of Earth and free mankind from the aliens’ rule.
Here’s 2K’s official summary:
In XCOM 2, the roles have been reversed, and XCOM is now the invading force. They are hampered by limited resources and must constantly evade the alien threat in their new mobile headquarters. Players must use a combination of firepower and stealth-like tactics to help XCOM recruit soldiers and build a resistance network, while attempting to expose the evil alien agenda and save humanity.
XCOM 2 will introduce gameplay features such as procedurally-generated levels, which will make each experience unique to the player, as well as offer a much deeper level of modding support. Additionally, XCOM 2 will offer a variety of new content including five updated soldier classes, increased soldier customization, more alien and enemy types, evolved tactical combat and more.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.