With the announcement of XCOM: Enemy Unknown by the cover of next month’s Game Informer, it only makes sense that Game Informer is the first company to give us a bit of information in the title. To be more specific, Game Informer has published an interview with developers Firaxis and in this interview the developers state that Enemy Unknown will be a blend of turn-based and RTS gameplay.
The video game will be switching between the two modes, where players will need to manage research and development at the XCOM secret base in real time while combat is turn based. The R&D can be done whenever the player feels like and involves securing funding for XCOM, intercepting UFOs with jet fighters, leveling up soldiers, etc. The title is currently planned to be released sometime in the fall of this year. So expect more news in the coming weeks.