Long-delayed XCOM shooter's website and videos pulled by 2K

Speculation around delayed first-person shooter suggests a rebranding by publisher 2K.


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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

The official website and accompanying images and videos for 2K Marin's long-delayed XCOM first-person shooter have been taken offline.

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Spotted by Digital Trends, a 404 error is given when attempting to access the site, and the game's trailers on YouTube have been set to private.

2K unveiled the 1960s-themed XCOM shooter in 2010, and the game has been delayed multiple times since then. The most recent financial report of 2K Games parent company Take-Two Interactive states the XCOM shooter will be released between April 2013 and May 2014.

The last time 2K showed XCOM in public was at E3 2011.

Recent reports have suggested that the game is being rebranded as The Bureau (via Kotaku), after two domains have been registered--whathappenedin62.com and whathappenedin62.net--coinciding with the year the XCOM shooter was set.

Further rumours dating back to last year claimed XCOM has been turned into a third-person shooter. 2K also asked customers, via a marketing survey, whether they'd rather pay full price or opt for a cheaper downloadable title.

Meanwhile, Civilization developer Firaxis launched its remake of the original XCOM: Enemy Unknown last year. GameSpot awarded Firaxis' game an 8.5 in its review.

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