Site Update: Community Blogs patches *incoming*   |   Report a bug

Promo materials point to return of XCOM shooter

8:00 PM on 04.19.2013

Jordan Devore

Managing Editor

The black goo is back

2K Games' XCOM first-person shooter recently found its way back in the news after the publisher was found removing the title's official website and years-old videos. It's not entirely clear what's happened to this game or what state it's in currently, but based on promotional materials sent to Video Gamer, it's plausible we'll find out shortly.

As detailed in the outlet's video, signs are pointing toward XCOM and/or the rumored revamp of the project named The Bureau. These clues seem rather blatant, but that could be the point to avoid confusion and false hope. Would they really make it this easy, though?

Whatever it is (or isn't) called, I'm intrigued. Personally, I'd love to see the vision for the XCOM shooter brought to fruition, even if it's not actually called "XCOM" anywhere in the branding.

Is 2K about to re-announce XCOM? [VideoGamer]

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.


More The Bureau: XCOM Declassified  updates:

news ( 54 ) galleries ( 19 ) videos ( 19 )

Hey, remember when 2K announced that The Bureau: XCOM Declassified was getting Xbox 360 exclusive DLC? Me neither -- I barely remember XCOM Declassified. For those of you who did enjoy it though, a brand new DLC campaign is o...
The press materials for The Bureau like to stress that, for 2K Games, this is considered a brand new intellectual property. It says this, even though the game continues to cling to the XCOM name it origina...
2K Games has released another developer diary for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and it talks about about the general tone of the game, including the visual style, and how other forms of media influenced it. Specific influen...
The live-action trailers for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified just keep on coming. This time instead of creepy clown shows, we've got Dominic Monaghan of LOST and The Lord of the Rings fame, as Agent Enis Cole, chasing an unsee...
Those suffering from coulrophobia look away now. In this new live-action trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, we get another hint of the paranoid flavour of the game's early 1960s setting. Young Kevin is watching his f...
Once considered the flagship reboot of the XCOM franchise with a side meal strategy game to go with it in Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has found itself playing second fiddle in the eyes of many ...
While I'm not entirely sold on where The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is headed, so far so good. We got an excellent, traditional turn-based title in Enemy Unknown, which has me more open to what 2K Marin is attempting to pull ...
Here's footage of tactical gameplay in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified to go along with the usual news that, yes, post-release DLC is happening. The August 20 launch on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 isn't exactly right aroun...
There was a rocky period there where I wasn't so sure 2K would keep the XCOM shooter going. To hear that it's back, albeit with new branding, and still looks more or less like what I was hoping to get out of the game in its ...
Following the huge success of last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, the latest entry to the now revitalized franchise. Developer 2K Marin is bringing us an origin story set at the start of the a...