Firaxis' Tim McCracken recently updated the official Civilization IV
site with details
on a very intriguing scenario in the coming Beyond the Sword expansion
. The scenario, "Afterworld," is "a tip of the hat to the Gollop brothers and the original X-COM
team." "Afterworld" sounds like a squad-based, sci-fi scenario that is heavy on combat and light on everything else. "There are no leaders. No cities. No technologies. It's not the typical game of Civ
. It's Afterworld."
McCracken doesn't say much more, but Firaxis doing an X-COM
homage is enough to make many gamers drool. More than we usually do, we mean.