XCOM: Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Revealed


Posted August 10, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

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XCOM Enemy Unknown Multiplayer

2K just let the world know that XCOM: Enemy Unknown will feature a multiplayer game mode offering a one-on-one deathmatch against another player. This is a first for an XCOM game. You might have expected head-to-head multiplayer from a strategy game, but now it's officially official.

Multiplayer in XCOM: Enemy Unknown draws on the gameplay, tactics and strategy of the single-player experience without making any direct ties to the narrative. In this new mode, players will be able to pick a squad of soldiers, aliens or combine a squad of both unit types to create the mixed squad to command. You'll also be able to mix up armor types, weapons, items and class-based abilities for thousands of possible loadout combinations.

Squads of up to six units are built using a point cap that can be scaled for players to fight in small skirmishes all the way up to epic battles. Matches can be modified by point limit or time limit per turn too.

“Throughout the history of the XCOM series, players have acted as the world’s last hope against the alien invasion,” said Jake Solomon, lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. “With the multiplayer mode in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, gamers can finally find out what it’s like to command alien units and unleash extraterrestrial destruction on Planet Earth or defend it with a squad of XCOM soldiers and alien allies.”

As a public service, I feel the need to remind readers that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an upcoming RTS and XCOM is an upcoming shooter, both based on the original XCOM series, which are RTS games.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Revealed


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