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XCOM: Enemy Within - Interview @ The Escapist

by Couchpotato, 2013-09-26 01:05:44

The Escapist interviews Lead Designer Ananda Gupta to talk about XCOM: Enemy Within.

I had the opportunity to ask a few questions of Ananda Gupta, XCOM: Enemy Within's Lead Designer, about the latest tool in Earth's fight against marauding aliens, MELD. First things first, of course, what exactly is MELD? "Meld is a suspension of nanomachines whose purpose is to fuse organic and inorganic materials," said Gupta. "It's a tool used by the Ethereals to create monsters like the Floater, and to boost the already-fearsome Mutons." MELD is actively being used by the aliens in their ongoing human experiments. With that setup, it's easy to understand why MELD starts showing up from the get go in Enemy Within. "Meld will be in the game from the first map," confirmed Gupta, "if you recover Meld on your first mission, it'll be one of the very first research projects you have access to." MELD Recombination research should become available around the same time as Weapon Fragments or Alien Materials, which you get pretty much immediately

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XCOM: Enemy Within

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released