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XCOM Avoids The End Of The World

Fire the disappointment ray. Newwwwwwwww!

2K Games have exclusively told me, and everyone else with an internet connection and an interest in game publisher financial details, that they’re delaying XCOM until ‘fiscal 2013’, presumably to avoid clashing with the end of days.

I had to double-check: fiscal 2013 isn’t a festival, but the period of time covering April 2012 and March 2013, so there’s still no firm release date for the FPS reboot of the classic strategy series. But there was marked drop in excitement from the announcement to the more recent playthrough footage, so if the developers are getting the time they need to make it better then it’s fine by me. Besides, Bioshock: Infinite is still listed as “Calender year 2012”, so I’m now updating my Google Calender to mark every day down as a potential day to take off. Just in case.

Recently WITted detective game, LA Noire, has sold over four million copies, while console only cowboy sim Red Dead Redemption ended up shifting 13 million copies. I still don’t understand why we get the former and not the latter, especially looking at those figures. Maybe they just sold too many, and couldn’t see their keyboards underneath all that money?

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