The new xcom is looking all sorts of awesome, but don’t take my word for it! The developers have been doing a mess of interviews these days on why and how they are developing the game. It’s homage as well as pushing the genre itself forward. Like Fighting games, we have had a huge resurgence of the genre due to Street Fighter IV and here’s hoping a similar thing happens with turn based tactical games. The days of Jagged Alliance and Temple of Elemental Evil being AA titles is long gone, but the craving is still there for something that isn’t indy, but isn’t AAA either.
I picked up both the first XCOM and XCOM: Apocalypse (my favorite in the series) off steam to give them a run through again in the next couple weeks. Though these stand the test of time pretty well, with the new game they may no longer NEED to.