2K Games announced today that turn based strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPad touch. The iOS version is said to deliver the full experience of the pc version of the game but with the option to save the the human race on the go.
“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,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “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.”
The game has been optimised from the transfer to mobile device from PC and has been adapted to match for touch screen devices, XCOM on iOS has also gained GameCenter and iCloud functionality. There is also plans to later bring free head to head multiplayer in a update.
“Turn-based strategy games are a natural fit for a touch interface, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown takes full advantage of this on iOS devices,” said Jake Solomon, lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown at Firaxis Games. “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.”
XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS is ready to download now from the App Store for £13.99. Supported iOS devices for XCOM: Enemy Unknown include the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th Generation.