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XCOM: Chimera Squad launches April 24, focuses on maintaining peace

Xcom Chimera Squad
Xcom Chimera Squad (Image credit: 2K Games)

What you need to know

  • XCOM: Chimera Squad is the latest entry in the franchise.
  • It's coming to PC on April 24 for $10.
  • The game focuses on an alliance between humans, aliens, and hybrids.
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad takes place after the events of XCOM 2 in a time of peace.

Today, 2K Games announced XCOM: Chimera Squad. While it's not exactly XCOM 3 that everyone's been waiting for, it's still an all-new standalone title set in the turn-based tactical series. If you have a PC, you'll be happy to know that it's coming to Steam on April 24 for $10. The $10 seems to be an introductory price so be sure to purchase it if you're interested.

XCOM: Chimera Squad is set five years after the events of XCOM 2. Humans, hybrids, and aliens are now working together to forge a civilization of cooperation and co-existence. However, not all of Earth's inhabitants support the interspecies alliance. City 31, a model of peace in a post-invasion world, is opposed by mysterious groups whose agendas threaten to shatter this delicate alliance. Chimera Squad, an elite force of human, hybrid, and alien agents, must work together to destroy the underground threats driving the city toward chaos.

The premise sounds interesting for sure. I'm hoping that it's an expansive experience because the last thing anyone wants is a short game. Mark Nauta, Lead Designer at Firaxis Games, said the following.

With XCOM: Chimera Squad, we felt there were exciting gameplay opportunities yet to be discovered within the XCOM universe. Gameplay like Breach Mode, interleaved turn order, and the introduction of agents as fully fleshed-out characters will revolutionize how the game plays while still retaining the combat experience that makes the XCOM series so loved by gaming communities around the world.

Are you interested in XCOM: Chimera Squad? What do you think of the trailer? Let us know. I hope it eventually lands on Xbox One so even more players can experience it.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.