2K and Firaxis Games have today confirmed that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available on iOS devices following the titles initial release on the Windows PC, Playstation 3 and XBox360 platforms. Given I am a little bit skeptical as I haven’t tried out the app for myself yet, they claim that the iOS version delivers the full XCOM: Enemy Unknown experience, giving gamers the ability to defend the human race against a terrifying alien invasion anywhere they can take their iOS devices. Taking full advantage of the touch controls on the platform, players can command the XCOM project, create a fully operational base, research alien technologies and engage in strategic combat, all with the touch of a finger.
Christoph Hartmann | President of 2K
Bringing a game of XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s size, depth and quality to a mobile platform isn’t something you see often, but we’ve accomplished just that. We’ve been very pleased with the success of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and we expect that to continue as we bring the full experience to this exciting new platform.
Jake Solomon | Lead Designer of the game at Firaxis Games
Turn-based strategy games are a natural fit for a touch interface, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown takes full advantage of this on iOS devices. We’re thrilled that gamers have yet another platform to play the game on, especially one that allows XCOM: Enemy Unknown to be played anywhere, anytime.
The game is now avaialble for the App Store specifically for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at the price of $19.99. Specific supported devices include the: iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th Generation.