The official website for XCOM, the shooter, seems to have been removed along with a couple of videos which also have been taken offline by 2K Games.
Heading over to their website, visitors are greeted with a 404 error message, while two videos on their YouTube channel have been set to private viewing by the publisher.
There’s always the chance that the site went down due to some technical reason. However, it’s brother XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which is also linked with the same URL – xcom.com/enemyunknown, is working just fine.
XCOM was first unveiled back in 2010 and since then has seemingly distant itself from the public. Set in the 1960’s, XCOM was announced last year to be delayed to Q2 of 2013; a one year delay if their previous release date is to be considered. The game is now considered for release some time between April and May.
Currently something looks to be brewing for the shooter and to most it seems to smell disaster for the long-delayed title.
A recent report on Kotaku suggests that the game may be undergoing changes. Four new domains have been registered by 2K which point towards XCOM – thebureau-game.com, thebureau-game.net, whathappenedin62.com, and whathappenedin62.net. Another report indicates that developers have ditched XCOM’s first-person view to third-person.
XCOM re-branded to ‘The Bureau’, a third-person alien shooter – or not? When we contacted 2K spokesperson, they refused to comment on the latest episode of XCOM’s online presence being diminished.