XCOM Shooter Delayed to 2013

2K Marin’s FPS adaptation of XCOM was planned for release this year, but it looks like unforeseen circumstances (the Half-Life 2: Episode 2 kind) have delayed the game by a year.

Despite a decent showing at last year’s E3, the shooter will be getting pushed back—probably to make way for the recently-announced XCOM: Enemy Unknown reboot by Civilization developer Firaxis.

The good news is that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is still set for release this year, so we’ll have at least one XCOM game to play with.

It’s probably a good thing, as I doubt anyone at 2K would want the public to confuse the two games given their similarity in name and the fact that they share a franchise. If anything, it’ll give us more time to savor Firaxis’s take on the game before we delve into the shooter whenever it comes out next year.

Thanks Dave @ Kotaku.