‘XCOM 3’ still happening at Firaxis despite ‘Marvel’s Midnight Suns’

Firaxis has reassured followers that XCOM 3 is still within the developer’s future despite the upcoming launch of Marvel’s Midnight Suns.

In an interview with PCGamesN, Firaxis undertaking lead Garth DeAngelis reassured followers that the XCOM franchise isn’t going wherever, nevertheless it was simply that Marvel’s Midnight Suns – which now has an October launch date – was “too good” to move up.

“We just had this opportunity that was placed on our lap, it’s totally natural to say, where else can we go? And frankly, that’s a blessing. That’s a good problem to have,” defined DeAngelis.

It was Midnight Suns’ inventive director Jake Solomon’s love for the unique Midnight Sons Marvel comedian that spurred the crew into motion. “We can explore new territory that’s exciting,” stated DeAngelis, “these things that XCOM 3 aren’t necessarily about that we can do with this IP are incredibly exciting. We can blaze new ground there.”

DeAngelis then made positive to guarantee XCOM followers once more that the collection isn’t going wherever when he stated: “We love it. There’s absolutely a future for it. But this was just an opportunity that’s too good to pass up.”

Solomon expressed his love for the supernatural superhero property in an interview with NME final yr, when he defined: “There was an awesome Ghost Rider run in the early 90s that brought in this awesome supernatural event. This event was, in my opinion, never exceeded, called Rise of the Midnight Sons.”

Firaxis XCOM 2 screenshot
XCOM 2 Credit: 2K Games

“It was very, very cool, Solomon continued. “It featured a villain called Lilith, mother of demons. She’s such a cool villain, and so it had this great cast of characters that pulled all these supernatural heroes from across the Marvel Universe. Quite frankly, at the time Lilith was new and she had these demonic children, and it really stuck with me.”

Earlier as we speak (June 9) at Summer Game Fest, a brand new trailer showcased the Marvel’s Midnight Suns October launch date, alongside the reveal that characters like Spider-Man and Venom can be within the sport too.

In different information, the Summer Game Fest showcase simply ended, and you’ll find out about all the largest reveals and updates right here.

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