2K have announced XCOM, currently being developed by a local Aussie studio based out of Canberra, being reborn as a first-person shooter:
XCOM is the re-imagining of the classic tale of humanity’s struggle against an unknown enemy that puts players directly into the shoes of an FBI agent tasked with identifying and eliminating the growing threat. True to the roots of the franchise, players will be placed in charge of overcoming high-stake odds through risky strategic gambits coupled with heart-stopping combat experiences that pit human ingenuity – and frailty – against a foe beyond comprehension. By setting the game in a first-person perspective, players will be able to feel the tension and fear that comes with combating a faceless enemy that is violently probing and plotting its way into our world.
Targeted for the PC and Xbox 360, this re-imagining of the series will no doubt raise eyebrows around the globe. A single image accompanies the press release, which you can see right here