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Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown granted port to Linux platforms

updated 10:01 pm EDT, Wed May 28, 2014

Hit Firaxis strategy game will make its way to Linux with Enemy Within content

Multiple award-winning game XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be making its way to Linux distros in the future, including Ubuntu 14.04 and Valve's SteamOS. The port to Linux will also include the expansion pack XCOM: Enemy Within, which was originally released in November 2013. The strategy game from Firaxis Games is a re-imagined remake of the early 1990s game XCOM: UFO Defense. Feral Interactive will be handling the development and publishing.

"We're thrilled to have been given the opportunity to bring XCOM: Enemy Unknown to Linux," said Feral Interactive's Managing Director David Stephen. "It's an amazing game and we are hopeful that Linux gamers will welcome this addition to their platform."

XCOM: Enemy Unknown was released in October 2012, bringing a new spin on strategy games. The game put players in the shoes of a commander left to defend the world against invading alien forces, while picking and choosing which areas of the world would be defended. The game has been noted for its difficultly and sometimes overwhelming odds.

Due to the popularity of the game, ports for other systems have been springing up since last Spring. OS X gained a version in April 2013, while iOS received a port that works on iPad in June. Android, the most recent operating system to get the game, saw its release this April.

Information on the release date and pricing for Linux is yet to be determined.

by MacNN Staff



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