XCOM: Enemy Unknown to arrive on the iOS Platform on June 20 for $20
The long awaited iOS version of the popular game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is almost here. 2K Games has announced that the game will be available on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch at a premium price of U.S. $19.99. The excellent remake of the old PC game arrived on consoles last year to critical acclaim, and now it’s coming to iOS with all of the single player features of the main release. Multiplayer mode is said to be coming later on and will be added in an update a little further down the road.
The price might be the most notable thing about this one. Many developers are going with the freemium model on iOS lately, claiming that they’re just not a big enough audience willing to pay a higher price to justify anything but giving games away for free. XCOM is definitely a premium experience but at the same time, there are likely many gamers out there willing to pay $20 for a game worth the quality, especially seeing how XCOM is still selling in stores for $50-$60 on consoles and PC). If XCOM turns out to be a hit, we may see more developers and publishers trusting the premium price for their highest quality games.
If the game turns out to be a hit, it could potentially kick off a trend of even more developers bringing out their AAA titles to the iOS platform, possibly even closer to the same day and release date of console and PC games. Ultimately we’ll have to see how it all pans out and if nothing else, iOS users will get another excellent game to play on their iOS devices.
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