The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
XCOM Still on 2K's Radar. Delayed Until Late 2013/Early 2014
Written Tuesday, May 22, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Take-Two's Q4 and Fiscal Year 2012 results have been released today, revealing that the 2K parent company has had a relatively poor quarter, reporting a net revenue of $148.1 million, which is down year on year from $182.3 million the previous year. The company also revealed that 2K Marin's XCOM first-person shooter reboot has been delayed.

XCOM was delayed into 2013 back in January, but this latest listing indicates that the game might actually be postponed in development for even longer than anticipated, tagging the release for 'Fiscal Year 2014'. That puts it somewhere between 1st April 2013 and March 31st 2014.

While a 2013 release for XCOM is still a possibility, it appears that the oft-delayed FPS is perhaps further away and more likely to launch the following year. No reason was given for the delay. XCOM: Enemy Unknown was given an North American October 9th launch and European October 12th launch earlier today.


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Comment #1 by Spanish Assault
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 05:55:32 PM
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Looks dark judging by the pic. Might be something I'd like.

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Comment #2 by BLQQDCQRE
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 05:56:55 PM
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I hope they announce Shadowrun 2 someday.

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Comment #3 by Epic Gamer Will
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 06:00:21 PM
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Not very convincing :/

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Comment #4 by Symf0n1k Kl4w
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 06:04:50 PM
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Anyone else get the feeling that they trashed the original game and started over after the lukewarm reception at the last two E3's?

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Comment #5 by HugTheBear
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 06:06:01 PM
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Didn't x360a have this as an anticipated game back in 2011 lol? I'm starting to think this is never going to see the light of day. It looks awesome, so I hope someday it will be released.

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Comment #6 by crunchb3rry
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 06:50:35 PM
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I think they saw that the more traditional remake was more anticipated. And went back to the drawing board.

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Comment #7 by HalfEVILmonkey
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 07:01:23 PM
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The screenshots I have seen thus far look like a PS2 game. Awful.

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Comment #8 by blackout529
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 07:11:54 PM
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Yea, it's getting canned.

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Comment #9 by stianpuz
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 07:16:41 PM
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All these delays are starting to get on my nerves

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Comment #10 by mikefizzled
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 07:18:32 PM
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I think they have seen how many people delayed until 2013 so they decided to be hipsters and go for 2014

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Comment #11 by packers4life12
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 07:32:53 PM
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Hey Take-Two I'll never buy Enemy Unknown. I know all the RTS fanboys are gonna eat me up for this, but XCOM was a must buy for me. Now that the ppl that played the game in the 90s want to get there panties in a wad because yall didn't keep it a RTS game. Yall are running with ur tails between ur legs and letting a great looking title die because ur scared. Well to finish I have no intentions on buying Enemy Unknown and will pass on XCOM if it gets pushed back beyond 2013.

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Comment #12 by cheevo360
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 09:48:25 PM
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Here we got plenty games release this year and so 2013. :)

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Comment #13 by Killa12
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 10:59:51 PM
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Comment #14 by Joker0fLife
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 11:23:22 PM
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I think it's safe to say we probably won't see this until Xbox 720

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Comment #15 by jb369
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 01:10:50 AM
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I don't think this will be canned. Granted, it has had a fair amount of delays so far, but hopefully it'll pay off. The fact that lot of people on here are complaining about trailers ad screenshots suggest that there is definitely work to be done here.
Plus, if you look at it, there are games that have been delayed for years and have turned out great. Didn't Alan Wake take like, 7 years? And if i remember, Max Payne 3 was originally scheduled for Winter 2009, and both those games turned out great, so let's keep the faith guys...

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Comment #16 by Fire Mage
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 03:24:35 AM
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I'm really hoping it's NOT going to be cancelled.

I thought this looked really interesting and that it could be damn great. It has a good vibe about it, the style seems cool (e.g. time period, interactions, etc.).

So I'm really, really hoping they get the ball rolling on this.

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Comment #17 by Pakhair
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 03:40:00 AM
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Simply because rumorly GTA V is releasing this year, so they don't want their game to eat sales + it's better to release games in different quarters for good report.

I'm quite sure it will get delayed once more becasue of Bioshock Infinte

By the way I really like Take-Two games,so eagerly waiting for more news

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Comment #18 by theNomad
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 04:23:18 AM
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Yeah looked to be close to completion a year ago, I remember their being an upcoming feature for it on the dashboard. Surely its in their interests to release it somehow even if its at a cut-down price via xbl which would give them a far less expensive advertising production costs bill.

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Comment #19 by Zombiechild
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 05:08:19 AM
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So the FPS Xcom has been pushed back to 2014..


The Xcom made by fraxis which stick close to the original game systems is still set to be released in October this year..

ooooooh well hopefully this FPS copy paste cash in sinks and dies like the vile afterbirth it is.

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Comment #20 by AgentOrange330
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:27:46 AM
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I have a feeling they're just pushing it back so that Enemy Unknown draws more interest in the series itself. Old school players like myself who remember the original Xcom are dying in anticipation of Enemy Unknown and from early previews it seems like a good enough game to draw in the audience who has no idea what its about. If Enemy Unknown does really well that only helps out the FPS version. I was kind of on the fence about the FPS version but when I heard they were releasing a true to form Xcom game I started to get more interested in the FPS...

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Comment #21 by Ostrowski
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:39:00 AM
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If they keep delaying this its going to have to be released on the next gen consoles lol

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Comment #22 by wickedclowns95
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 12:38:20 PM
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Has anyone told them that you don't usually have a good quarter when you don't release any games. Anyways I am really looking forward to this game. I saw a trailer for it a while back that looked incredible. I have no interest in the Fraxis XCOM.

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Comment #23 by Dr Popodopolus
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 02:44:12 PM
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No wonder they lost money, they're employing staff on this project for countless years, there's no guarantee this game will make it.


Just can it. Please.

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Comment #24 by Fried Cola
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 12:30:09 PM
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I hope this FPS gets cancelled ultimately or at least rebranded as something else apart from x-com. Everything about the xcom FPS is bizarre right down to the handful if really angry babies popping up on game sites after this latest pushback (like #11) saying almost the exact same things about how this delay 'ruined' the game, they're not buying it now, and then blaming people who rightfully were bashing the X-com reboot over how silly it looks and how off base it is from its legacy (here's a secret: all these problems would have been avoided if you never called it Xcom)

The problem is more than just not being a turn based strategy game. 50's era feds fighting aliens that are black blobs and post-modern art? Hey, lets name it after that old game where you fight aliens. Surely nobody who considers the old games will have a problem with any of this.

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