XCOM 2 Announced for PS4 & Xbox One, Releases on September 6

With developer Firaxis saying last June that they weren’t opposed to a console release, 2K announced today that XCOM 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6 in North America and September 9 in Europe for $59.99 USD.

The Workshop (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for PS4/Xbox One) is handling the console port and will “ensure that the XCOM 2 experience meets the same high standards of the beloved series.”

2K didn’t say if there would be any changes for the console release.

Here’s the description for XCOM 2:

Earth has changed. Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces. XCOM, the planet’s last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered. Now, in XCOM 2, the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda and eliminating all who dissent from their new order.

Only those who live at the edges of the world have a margin of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, and facing impossible odds, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to ignite a global resistance, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.

Creative Director Jake Solomon adds:

XCOM 2 is a behemoth of a game. From a high-level, our open-ended strategy layer offers up interesting player choices that can only be made with the help of your new flying headquarters. Then, you’ll get your soldiers’ hands dirty in the tactical game’s new procedural maps and gameplay, ensuring an unpredictable setting and challenge every mission. To complement the procedural nature of the game, the visual fidelity has taken leaps and bounds, allowing for dynamic lighting, weather and time of day. And of course, the basis for an XCOM experience is rooted in meaningful, fun challenges and consequences, which are still fully intact (trust me).

By pre-ordering XCOM 2, you’ll receive the Resistance Warrior Pack, which includes additional soldier customization options such as bonus outfits, headgear and custom facial war paint, as well as a Survivor of the Old War, a new XCOM recruit who will appear in the Avenger’s barracks.

Those who pre-order the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition will get the Resistance Warrior Pack and Reinforcement Pack, which includes all paid XCOM 2 DLC.

[Source: PS Blog]