XCOM: Long War Modders introduce Terra Invicta and new studio

XCOM: Long War modders have ARRIVED! Announcing their own studio and strategy title. Things are about to heat up!

The team responsible for XCOM: Long Wars, the critically-acclaimed mod for Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unkown/Enemy Within titles, has recently formed a studio. It's rightfully called Long War Studios, paying homage to the massive success of their well-loved project, which was freely downloaded over 650,000 times in less than 3 years.

Following up behind their freshman effort is Terra Invicta. It's being called a "grand strategy game" in which the player fights for the very existence of the planet Earth during an alien invasion. It's their first standalone title, and is currenty in pre-Kickstarter developement.

In case you're not familiar with the game that inspired the mod, XCOM is a turn-based tactical experience, where you control "the best, of the best, of the best." These individuals make up a group of the most elite soldiers and scientists that Earth has to offer. From finances and troop operations to research and development, you call the shots -- the entire time keeping an ever watchful eye on our large brained adversaries. Take that alien tech and re-purpose it to even the odds and give us a fighting chance.

With Firaxis releasing XCOM 2 sometime in February of 2016, I'm excited to see what happens when they come face to face with the very hungry and formidable Long War Studios. Let the games begin!

Published Jan. 7th 2016

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