Today, developer Firaxis announced XCOM 2 is set to come to consoles this fall.
When XCOM: Enemy Unknown launched in February 2012, it released on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. On the other hand, when XCOM 2 launched in February of this year, it was only for PC. Today that changes, as developer Firaxis revealed that the sci-fi strategy game is set to arrive on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 6th in North America, and September 9th globally.
The port job has been handed out to new developer The Workshop a studio founded by Treyarch veterans.
“The incredible reception of XCOM 2 has been rewarding and humbling for the team, and we’ve known console fans have been clamoring to play the game too. As avid console players ourselves, we’re excited to work with The Workshop to bring XCOM 2 to all of our fans, ” XCOM 2 creative director Jake Solomon said.
The game will be a like-for-like port, with on par PC graphics, but with updated controls fit for consoles.
XCOM 2 released back on Feburary 5th of this year, garnering an impressive 88 on Metacritic upon release.
As someone who played and never stepped outside the week of its release, I’m still excited to play XCOM 2 on consoles. Why? One word: trophies.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.