X-Com Returning. Yay! A FPS? BAD 2K BAD!

So X-Com is coming back. Thats good right? Wrong! Its being brought back as a first person shooter. Because that’s exactly what fans of the original games always wanted…..So like most old school strategy fans I was extremely excited to see Kotaku post up news that X-Com is returning. By the end of the first sentence I went from excited to annoyed, to kind of pissed off. There are a lot of things wrong with this announcement. First off of course being that its getting the FPS treatment as I already mentioned. On top of that its being done by 2K Marin and 2K Australia. Whats so bad about 2K Marin and 2K Australia you ask? Well, have you played Bioshock 2 on the PC? You know the game where they out right refuse to fix correctly, plus charge for DLC they put on the disc? Yeah that doesn’t give me much confidence. Oh and lets add another layer to this cake of disappointment, its a multiplatform title. Yes my friends not only will we not get the old X-Com we love (and in our frustration sometimes hate), but we won’t even get to have it exclusive. Anyone want to take bets as to how badly 2K messes this one up?  If only the rumors about Irrational and Ken Levine doing this game were true.

My negativity aside, 2K claims that the first person perceptive will be more terrifying and immersion and other such PR buzzwords that we’ve all grown sick of over the years. Hey maybe all my negativity is for nothing and the game will turn out to be great, but I’m not counting on it. But I always like being surprised so 2K the ball is in your court, surprise me.

2K has not announced any kind of release date on this title yet and there is no real information other than what little they told Kotaku. Maybe they’ll show something off at E3.

Source: Kotaku

PS: This news post is an attempt to try something a little different with how we do news. I wanted to make it more personal and reflect my thoughts on the issue. It is an experiment, but don’t worry I won’t be negative for everything I’ll try to find something tonight that I’m really happy and positive about to balance the negativity in this post. I’d like to know your opinion on this style of news post to feel free to chase it with your thoughts on the topic at hand.