The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
2K Marin (Sorta) Confirms XCOM The Bureau Rebrand
Written Wednesday, April 24, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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The developer behind the XCOM shooter, 2K Marin, has kinda sorta confirmed that the game will be unveiled as The Bureau in the “coming days.”

The news comes alongside the latest teaser for the game which points to an April 26th reveal. Watch the accompanying vid through here.

Writing on the 2K Blog, the developer said, “In the coming days the world will get a fresh look at the long-awaited squad-based tactical shooter in development at 2K Marin. 

“Announced back in 2010, the game has undergone an evolution since we last showed it to you at E3 2011. Firaxis’ critically acclaimed turn-based strategy title, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, has reignited the classic franchise and we feel that the time is right to deliver a new experience within the world of XCOM.”

The blog post also hinted at the changes the game has undergone since it was first announced.

“The creative development of this game has been a collaborative process of discovery and iteration. 2K’s culture allows our studios the freedom to refine their visions, to explore new ideas, and to deliver the best possible experiences for players. Through this exploration, 2K Marin has refined their vision, and as a result the game has evolved into a high-stakes narrative experience imbued with core XCOM concepts.

“The wait is nearly over and we can’t wait to share more details with you about the game in only a matter of days.”


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Comment #1 by H0p3sfalL
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 08:34:05 AM
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Sweet! looks good.

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Comment #2 by MattCannell91
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 09:05:10 AM
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As a huge lover Enemy Unknown I can't wait to hear more about this, I should be fantastic as it was looking really interesting back in 2010!

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Comment #3 by packers4life12
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 09:18:26 AM
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I love 60's inspired story based games.

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Comment #4 by Fire Mage
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 09:58:14 AM
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I'll be really sad if this is changed up in style and becomes a strategy game and has a bunch of different aspects than what we'd seen before.

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Comment #5 by xD Rick
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 10:22:08 AM
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What the hell?
They changed it from FPS to a squad-based...
That´s a big NO for me.

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Comment #6 by XxStuartxX 1990
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 11:01:48 AM
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Squad based would actually make more sense.

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Comment #7 by cdawgoku
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 01:07:56 PM
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With the success of the new XCOM, a touch up of the old series, could net them some large profits. Update the graphics and a new element or two and it'd be great to see.

@5 it WAS a squad based game about 2 years ago. You had 2 other members with you when you entered the map, think SOCOM for ps2 type of deal, where you ran around with the group watching your back

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Comment #8 by Infomouse
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 01:11:30 PM
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Been waiting for this game for years. Hopefully most of the squad interactions and decisions regarding missions/consequences remains. Honestly can't wait for a release date.

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Comment #9 by Minarvia
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 03:59:38 PM
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Dose this game have the do with anything about the mysterious PAX east announcement that showed the mysterious man in black guy that told you that the win with the aliens isn't over? Because if it is, I'm a little upset, because I was hopping that they would countiune the XCOM:Enemy Unknown storyline.

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Comment #10 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 05:40:52 PM
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Hope it fully utilizes the setting. Pulpy '50s sci-fi is so awesome.

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Comment #11 by crunchb3rry
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 06:35:24 PM
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From the vids I saw of the squad based gameplay, it looks kinda cool. Being rebranded to not compete with the superior Firaxis XCOM was smart, so this could have a chance to be a new IP if the work they did revamping everything was done with care instead of rushed.

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Comment #12 by crunchb3rry
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 06:37:15 PM
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^ I meant screenshots, not vids.

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Comment #13 by ERIKDOTCOM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 10:23:39 PM
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I love the world that is being crafted for this game. XCOM seems like the perfect universe for a shooter.

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