XCOM: Enemy Unknown has the “DNA” of the original games

Wednesday, 7th March 2012 00:32 GMT By Brenna Hillier

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a direct descendent of the 1990′s classics, according to lead designer Jake Solomon.

“If you play the game – it’s definitely XCOM. It’s just a new XCOM,” Solomon told Kotaku.

“I do think that like if you look at screenshots of the original X-COM, next to ours, you would see that sort of lineage there.

“You’d see the sort of DNA, because we’ve still got the top-down view of the soldiers, and a lot of the fact that it’s turn-based… certainly there are changes and this is kind of our own game, but definitely if you look at the two side by side, a fan of the original could play our game because we are fans of the original.”

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is due this year on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.



  1. Edo

    After seeing the first gameplay video I have to say that this game looks absolutely fantastic,the gameplay mechanics and the “ant farm” design of your base look like nothing I have seen before and I am definitely looking forward to this game.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. The_Red

    I hope so. While the first screens were a bit worrying, the recently released video was kinda promising as #1 said. Still, I’m getting a Fallout 3 VATS / Action camera vibe from this. Hopefully it really does have the DNA of turn based classic and not just some glorified kill cam to hide shooter nature like Bethesda’s game.

    #2 3 years ago

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