XCOM Director Says the Series Will Return

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XCOM director Jake Solomon has confirmed the turn-based tactical series will definitely make a return.

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Speaking to VGC, Solomon said that XCOM will continue as long as he and the studio are around to make it. “As long as I live, as long as [developer] Firaxis lives, XCOM is… I won’t even say sleeping,” he said. “I will say XCOM is definitely not dead.”

The latest game in the series, XCOM: Chimera Squad, was released in 2020, but the studio has since switched to working on Marvel’s Midnight Suns. This new game was announced in August last year and follows a similar formula to the XCOM games, though obviously set in the Marvel universe and featuring the likes of Iron Man, Wolverine, and Spider-Man.

XCOM games have otherwise been released fairly regular since the series was relaunched in 2012 with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but Solomon’s confirmation is a good confirmation that this will continue even as the studio explores these other projects.

In our 7/10 review of the previous game, IGN said: “XCOM: Chimera Squad plays with some interesting new ideas, but doesn’t bring them together into a particularly graceful whole.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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