Turns out “Advent,” the mysterious sci-fi game teased last week, is, in fact, about aliens.
2K Games teased the dystopian sci-fi title last week and the internet leapt to dissect it, with theories circling that a fake site promoting the “Advent Administration” was actually a secret teaser for a new title in the XCOM franchise. And lo and behold, the conspiracy theorists were right—”Advent” is really XCOM 2.
XCOM is a strategy game franchise about a secret international force defending the world from invading aliens, and the 2012 reboot, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, was one of the best games of the year.
IGN broke the news today. Set 20 years after Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 seems to be about a world that has changed and possibly become infected by some kind of oppressive secret alien rule. Also there are snake people, because that’s probably how genes work, right?
Perhaps the most interesting thing announced today is that XCOM 2 will be a PC-exclusive, dropping console support that Enemy Unknown saw. That’s probably because playing strategy games on consoles is terrible, the entire XCOM fanbase is on PC, and announcing PC exclusivity allows developer Firaxis to look like it’s focusing on “what the players want.”
Not to get all cynical or anything. Check out the trailer above if you haven’t already.