A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next. 


xcom enemy unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is one of the best games of 2012. That’s why iOS gamers are excited that publisher 2K Games announced the sci-fi strategy title is heading to iPad and iPhone devices. Now, the company is revealing a date and price — and the latter might dampen the excitement.

Developer Firaxis and 2K will release XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS on Thursday (June 20) for $20. While that price puts it at about half the cost of the game for PC (it’s $40 on Steam right now), $20 is a lot of money on Apple’s iOS App Store.

To 2K’s credit, it claims it ported the entirety of XCOM’s single-player campaign iPhone and iPad. Gamers won’t have to settle for some truncated experience that approximates the PC title’s solo mode. XCOM for iOS does not, however, include the player-versus-player multiplayer mode. 2K and Firaxis will patch that into the mobile title with a still-to-come update.

GamesBeat

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member