XCOM 2 that was distributed solely through Steam was initially a video game that was exclusive just for PC unlike Enemy Unknown, which was released on PC, consoles and Mobile phones.
The reason behind this decision as stated by Firaxis Games was that the company had more experience in the development of PC Games. He further believed that making XCOM 2, PC- Exclusive will help them to easily introduce new features and moreover developing new features for a specific platform was a more hassle free task.
After the release of game for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux, the game featured Gamepad support.
The game was scheduled for release in November 2015, but to to further refine the game it was delayed until February 5, 2016 on August 28, 2015. The game came together with the “Resistance Warrior Pack” which had soldier customization options and was available for pre-order on September 10, 2015.
Firaxis also presented a Digital Deluxe version of the game that was available for Pre- ordering instead of the base game on December, 2015. Needless to say, the cost of Digital Deluxe version of the game was more than pre-ordering the basic game but it came with its own perks, three DLC packages as soon as they were released.
The Various Packages along with their release dates were as follows-
- “Anarchy’s Children”- Released on March 17, 2016- Provided new soldier customization items.
- “Alien Hunters”- Released on May 12, 2016- Provided more powerful equipment, additional soldier customization, and new gameplay.
- “Shen’s Last Gift”- Released on June 30, 2016- Provided a sixth soldier class, a new story mission along with a map.
XCOM 2: Resurrection, a novel written by Gregory Keyes was released on November 10, 2015.
On June 7, 2016, it was announced that XCOM 2 will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2016 in North America, September 8, 2016 in Australia and September 9, 2016 in Europe.
The Workshop developed the console versions of the game. But to further polish the game, It was later delayed to late September. On September 27, 2016 and on September 30, 2016, the console versions of the game were released in North America and other territories respectively.
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