Published on September 18th, 2012 | by Gerald Chan0
XCOM Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Detailed
While not exactly breaking news, the XCOM Enemy Unknown has a multiplayer mode within. But instead of reading a wall of text, why not check out an entire video of the action with commentary.
Think of the game now more along the lines of speed chess 🙂
If you prefer the wall of text, Eurogamer has a very comprehensive breakdown of the entire mode!
Command an Unlikely Alliance of Aliens and Soldiers Against Another Player in XCOM®: Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Deathmatch Mode
Intense head-to-head, turn-based deathmatch multiplayer lets players command squad of soldiers, aliens, or both
Singapore – 17 September, 2012– 2K Games announced today that XCOM®: Enemy Unknown, the highly anticipated action-strategy game from Firaxis Games, will include a unique multiplayer game mode featuring a one-on-one deathmatch against another player for the first time in an XCOM game. Players will be able to pick a squad of soldiers, aliens or even combine a squad of both unit types to create the ultimate mixed squad to command in battle.
“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.”
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, offering a standalone opportunity for gamers to enjoy the XCOM universe. Players can mix and match both alien and soldier units to comprise their squad, outfitting soldiers with dozens of armor types, weapons, items and class-based abilities for thousands of possible loadout combinations. These dream 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. Just like the single-player experience, the fog of war will conceal your enemy’s units until you encounter them on the battlefield, creating the tense anticipation that is the hallmark of the XCOM series.
Available from participating retailers at launch, a special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown will contain a copy of the game for PC and a number of unique XCOM items, fold-out poster of the XCOM headquarters; and a collection of digital bonus assets such as desktop wallpaper, soundtrack and more. A standard edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PC will be available via 2K’s digital distribution partners.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available for Windows PC, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on October 12, 2012. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is rated ‘Suitable for 16 & above’ by the MDA. For more information, please visit www.xcom.com. For the latest news and information on XCOM: Enemy Unknown, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/XCOM.