Today the developers of the popular XCOM mod Long War have announced their forming of a new game development studio, Long War Studios.
Their first title to be released under this new endeavor goes by the name Terra Invicta.
As detailed on the popular gaming forum NeoGaf, the project is stated as being “a grand strategy game in which the player leads the defense of Earth during an alien invasion”. “In pre-Kickstarter development”.
As for the story it certainly lifts some thematic tones from the XCOM series such as aliens and general earth defense. At the same time the description hints at a more in depth, larger scale and more expansive game altogether than XCOM’s squad based classic.
The description is as follows:
“An alien force has arrived in the far reaches of Solar System and begun probing Earth’s defenses and building an invasion fleet. The player must assemble a council of scientists, politicians, military leaders and operatives who can unite Earth’s squabbling nations with the ultimate goal of taking the fight to the aliens in the high ground of outer space.”
You can check out the new studio’s site here and the NeoGaf thread here.