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[IGN] XCOM: Enemy Unknown Announced for iPhone and iPad

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The announcement specifies that this mobile release will provide gamers the "full" XCOM experience - this is a port of the PC/console release and not a reimagined title ala Civilization Revolution. IGN had a chance to briefly see the game in action on an iPad. Character shadows and certain whizz-bang effects like muzzle flashes were absent but otherwise the experience seemed to make the transition to a tablet fully intact.
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I only have one thing left to say....

iOS?

I've always thought this game was well-suited to the mobile gaming environment, despite being an excellent PC Title. I played this on low settings on a Surface Pro, and thought it was quite a lot of fun, although a tiny bit finicky. If it was properly optimized for touch, and was available to more than just iOS I might buy into it.

Just my $0.02.
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I could see this work. In single player at least you can take your time so you shouldn't be fighting the interface too much. Hell, turn-based games like X-COM seem ideal for the mobile platform.
I personally don't like anything that has a touch-screen but the more people get exposed to the glory that is X-COM, the better. thumb.gif
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Been thinking about getting tablet for quite some time now but this is just one step closer to actually buy one.
I simply love this game and it's the only game i play every now and then.
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That's pretty cool. The graphics look pretty good, I'm not sure how it compares to it on PC though as I haven't played it yet.
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post #6 of 17
Wish this was coming to android.
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Loved XCOM, and was thinking the whole time that the game would be a perfect candidate for a tablet port.

Shame it's iOS only, but not surprising.
     
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Some games just work better on touchscreens than others. This is one of the ones, and I'm glad it's on there.

Skulls of the Shogun is a similar case, and I have no problem with owning it on my phone, as opposed to on my computer.
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If it sells well on Apple, I would bet on an Android version coming later in the year. It was probably easier (both in difficulty of programming and financially) to go with iOS first- too much variation in Android devices now. Can't wait to be able to play it on my Kindle Fire or Nexus 7.
 
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post #10 of 17
love this game, wish they would release it for android simultaneously though frown.gif
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