Firaxis: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC "Too Big" For Consoles
XCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of the most uniquely compelling games of 2012. Unfortunately, the extra content is just "too big" for consoles.
The upcoming DLC, entitled Enemy Within, includes a ton of upgrades and content, including new unit types and even skill alterations. This required a complete re-release of the game, which is why we'll soon see the special Commander's Edition. It features the original game, Slingshot and Elite Soldier add-ons, and the Enemy Within expansion. The latter will be offered as a separate piece of DLC on PC and Mac for $30.
As Firaxis Games senior producer Garth DeAngelis said during a PAX Prime interview with Joystiq:
"For the expansion on the PC, it was fairly straightforward. But when it came to the consoles, it was too big. If we wanted to deliver the same content to the console players, we had to do it this way as a standalone expansion on a disc. We couldn't simply just patch it in."
He added that there was only one option to deliver the extra content to console players, so we shouldn't be too upset. At least we're getting it, right? The Enemy Within DLC will be ready on November 12. Have you played XCOM: Enemy Unknown yet? It's quite the experience for strategy/action aficionados.
Related Game(s): XCOM: Enemy Unknown
9/2/2013 9:28:50 PM John Shepard