When XCOM 2 was announced by Firaxis this past week, it was revealed as a PC exclusive. Quite a few of us were surprised by that, and thought maybe 2K would announce further platforms at E3, but it doesn’t seem this will the case.
In an interview with IGN, Firaxis confirmed that XCOM 2 is indeed a PC exclusive saying, “Yeah, we figured that would surprise some people.” The team is focused on developing for the PC platform because that’s the platform they know best. There’s also a number of features Firaxis wanted to make sure they got into XCOM 2, including but not limited to, “high-fidelity characters and environments, better-looking destruction, physically based rendering,” and procedurally generated maps, a feature Firaxis wanted in Enemy Within but couldn’t achieve.
XCOM 2 also will not be using Unreal Engine 4 for the game engine, but a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine 3.5, just in case you were wondering.
Creative Director Jake Solomon hasn’t ruled out the game coming to consoles just yet though. Solomon said, “We’re certainly not opposed to that, but I can assure that’s something we’re not even discussing yet.”
There’s plenty more to read in IGN’s interview so be sure to head on over and check it out.
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