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April 14th, 2020, 19:20
XCOM: Chimera Squad will be released on April 24:

XCOM: Chimera Squad

XCOM: Chimera Squad delivers an all-new story and turn-based tactical combat experience in the XCOM universe.

After years of alien rule, humanity won the war for Earth. But when the Overlords fled the planet, they left their former soldiers behind. Now, five years after the events of XCOM 2, humans and aliens are working together to forge a civilization of cooperation and coexistence.

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Welcome to City 31, a model of peace in a post-invasion world. However, not all of Earth's inhabitants support interspecies alliance. Chimera Squad, an elite force of human and alien agents, must work together to destroy the underground threats driving the city toward chaos.

Your agents are unique: each of them equipped with special tactical abilities and driven by a different motivation for joining Chimera Squad. Deploy targeted team members to investigate and combat the dangers that pervade the districts of City 31. Lead Chimera Squad through a new experience that innovates on XCOM's turn-based legacy, utilizing strategy, teamwork, and new breach-and-clear gameplay to complete your mission objectives.

The future of City 31 depends on you.
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April 14th, 2020, 19:27
Now this one got me by surprise. I really didn't know Firaxis were working on a new XCOM2-based game.

Guess who's gonna buy it? Yep, you're right!
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April 14th, 2020, 20:45
If timers are in and impossible to turn off, no buy from me.
If timers are in but there is an option or a mod to kill them off, instabuy.
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April 14th, 2020, 20:46
I don't see anywhere that it requires anything. It looks like its standalone.
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April 14th, 2020, 21:01
XCOM Light looking at the price.
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April 14th, 2020, 21:03
Gameplay footage here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39fh…re=emb_rel_end

I'm not sure how I feel about this to be honest. The premise of former alien soldiers being members of XCOM seems absurd to me.
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April 14th, 2020, 21:05
Cool concept. Just don't like what Firaxis did to the Turn Based Formula, which is why I will be passing here.
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April 14th, 2020, 21:28
Wow, interesting and unexpected.

Part of the appeal of the x-com games was always the theme and mystery of them. This is going in a very different direction and won’t quite push those buttons. But the gameplay video still has promise and the breach phase part could be interesting.

Normally I’d wait and see but given the lock down, I may pick it up right away, especially as an x-com fan.
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April 14th, 2020, 21:36
Sounds interesting.
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April 14th, 2020, 23:15
$20 makes me think this will be pretty flimsy. This is a company that routinely charges twice that for expansions. And the screenshot of the base interface makes it look very, very cheap.
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April 14th, 2020, 23:51
A cheap expansion like this will definitely help the devs refine the genre further. They are sure to get plenty of feedback about what people like or don't that is for sure.
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April 15th, 2020, 01:58
Originally Posted by Silver View Post
A cheap expansion like this will definitely help the devs refine the genre further. They are sure to get plenty of feedback about what people like or don't that is for sure.
The game isn't an expansion, it's a standalone game. You don't need XCOM2 in order to play it.
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April 15th, 2020, 02:11
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A cheap expansion like this will definitely help the devs refine the genre further. They are sure to get plenty of feedback about what people like or don't that is for sure.
As Henrique said, not an expansion. This is more like what Ubisoft does with their Far Cry spinoffs.
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April 15th, 2020, 03:15
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
If timers are in and impossible to turn off, no buy from me.
If timers are in but there is an option or a mod to kill them off, instabuy.
Why are you talking about timers? Did anyone say anywhere that the game is going to have timers?
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Why are you talking about timers? Did anyone say anywhere that the game is going to have timers?
Afaik, no, but Xcom 2 has them, so it's not a random thing to say.
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April 15th, 2020, 07:31
I still have to play XCOM 2, so I don't know how this compares, but can anybody explain if this is still turn-based or if this is some new abomination?
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April 15th, 2020, 08:28
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I still have to play XCOM 2, so I don't know how this compares, but can anybody explain if this is still turn-based or if this is some new abomination?
Still turn-based, and I read that it's going to be individual turns based on initiative rather than group turns.

Also, the members you choose for your squad are pre-made (11 different characters), and the game takes place in one city rather than globally.
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April 15th, 2020, 09:47
Hmm, at first glance it looks like pre-made characters… I am not much fan of that, but… 9.99 - pre-ordered!
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April 15th, 2020, 10:40
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True that. It looks like the game is paying homage to xcom apocalypse.
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