While the turn-based tactical strategy game 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' went quickly from announcement to a successful release, the 'XCOM' shooter has gone through development hiccups and delays. Take Two confirmed Tuesday that it is still planning to release the game sometime during its 2014 fiscal year which starts April 1, 2013.
The revelation was made with a Take Two earnings report released showing the upcoming release schedule for the publisher. The recently announced "Borderlands 2: Add-On Content Pack", "MLB 2K13", "BioShock Infinite" and "Grand Theft Auto V" are all listed with already revealed dates. "XCOM", however, is sporting a "Fiscal Year 2014" note.
"XCOM" first debuted at E3 2010 where response to the 1960s period piece was largely negative. Some felt that the game fell too far astray of the original game's tactical nature in favor of making a quick and easy first-person shooter. The game was ultimately delayed multiple time and project's lead designer and art director ultimately departed.
A leaked survey from last October suggested that 2K Games is planning a different route for the title as a downloadable title with a cheaper price point. Instead of the solo first-person look, the survey suggests that it will change to a third-person squad-based shooter.