XCOM: Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Revealed

2K Games has just announced XCOM: Enemy Unknown will have a multiplayer component that allows players to create a squad of soldiers, aliens, or a combination of the both to battle other players in a one-on-one deathmatch. This marks a first in the history of the XCOM franchise.

Jake Solomon, lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, said:

“Throughout the history of the XCOM series, players have acted as the world’s last hope against the alien invasion. With the multiplayer mode in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, gamers can finally find out what it’s like to command alien units and unleash extraterrestrial destruction on Planet Earth or defend it with a squad of XCOM soldiers and alien allies.”

The game’s multiplayer will not be tied to the single-player narrative. Player squads of up to six units are built using a point cap that can be scaled for players to fight in small skirmishes or large-scale battles.

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