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XCOM 2: making friends, staying awake, and Julian Gollop | An interview with Jake Solomon

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Rich chats with XCOM 2's game director, Jake Solomon, about the latest expansion, War of the Chosen. Jake talks about buddying up, keeping your soldiers happy, and his thoughts on Julian Gollop's Phoenix Point. ► Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/user/PCGamesN ◄ Visit us at: https://www.pcgamesn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PCGamesNetwork Twitter: https://twitter.com/PCGamesN
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Erwache (10 months ago)
jake is so woke, i hope he is doing satire on the real world media.
Max Stein (11 months ago)
Love to see at least some stuff in Xcom (personality, compatibility) that is similar to such a legendary GEM of a game that was Jagged Alliance 2. Never got a decent remake, sadly.
Jan Chrbolka (1 year ago)
hi give me pls free key to Anthero ,thx guyssss
Christian Erazo (1 year ago)
I am hoping for a day 1 mod to shut up the comments by the chosen. I AM SURE MANY MORE ARE ALREADY ROLLING THEIR EYES AND GOING "WHY!? WE ALL HATE THE INGAME COMMENTS BY THE NPCS SO WHY!?" If nothing comes out, I may be tempted to cheating just so I can kill them asap JUST TO SHUT THEM UP If you are adding content, how about adding soldier voices in other languages? Russian and Japanese are fan favorites.
Daniel Lynch (1 year ago)
I love you jake
PCGamesN (1 year ago)
Who doesn't?
Wind Wind (1 year ago)
Jake, Jake, Jake you don't need to say nothing more. My money is already yours.
WinnyJ1 (1 year ago)
probably stay on medium for my own sanity. only game I got where I call it bullshit. tried legend once and I was wiped out after 4 missions
balort santa (1 year ago)
XCom 2 is the bomb of all strategy games. Expert gamers cured the game because their favorite hero/heroin got fucked. That's right! They are experts in RELOADING the game.
Jamescrab (1 year ago)
balort santa I can't understand your comment
Magistri Leges (1 year ago)
Something that sounds like it will not be on the console version lol
Magistri Leges (1 year ago)
Jon-John Pinckney I know, I meant the photo booth thing lol... Sorry I should have made that Clear
Jon-John Pinckney (1 year ago)
Jonathan laws coming out on PC, Xbox 1, and PlayStation 4
TheBIGMarthNɪTM (1 year ago)
I love the propaganda part
Rowan Hawklan (1 year ago)
One question, long war for console's please? Also love it you get my money.
Yeti MindTricks (1 year ago)
uuuuh, i was about to start a new ampaign on legendary and ironman again...i'm looking forward to do that with the new stuff coming up :)
Jitterzz (1 year ago)
This sounds really cool having people talk to you more in the Geoscape. It'll almost feel something like Starcraft in the XCOM universe, which sounds incredibly fitting.
x666x34b (1 year ago)
Soldiers with enough missions together develop bromances.
Steel Bear (1 year ago)
There's gotta be a mod where two soldiers fucking in Commander's quaters and you can scare them by looking with that ant-farm view
Adam Shalashaska (1 year ago)
Are you able to force a bond? or make two characters to be compatible? I want me and my best friend to perform special moves not one of my other friends lol
Clyde Marshall (1 year ago)
XCOM 2 is amazing, but I would like XCOM 3 to be based on if you actually won the first game. Humanity has learned and is much more well prepared but the aliens have learned too and will try again. I think that would be pretty cool. But over all, who could complain about more XCOM? I am really looking forward to this expansion.
Jason cv (1 year ago)
So is this expansion part of the season pass or is there a separate cost for it?
koolerpure (1 year ago)
love it, too bad xcom 2 crashes like its going out of style in the middle of missions or just at the end
Nicholas Ogburn (1 year ago)
You got a lot of these ideas from the mod workshop didn't you? I know the bond system was programmed in before by modders.
Hans Hafeez (1 year ago)
hell yeah stealing idea from Phoenix Point about their limb system would be awsome if implemented to xcom2!!!!
Akaritomi (1 year ago)
XCOM 2 will now feature social link events for your soldiers. Take them out on dates, play games with them, compliment their outfits, help them with their deep rooted problems and self hatred. Then when you max out they gain their ultimate persona and access amazing skills while on mission.... if only it was this deep a concept lmao.
Junior Jester (11 months ago)
Xcom 2: The Sims.
<That's so poser!
Hell shadow (1 year ago)
i really like all this stuff but can we make preset teams like in multi player with single player troops so that we remember who all is a team or is something like this implemented?
RoNPlayer (1 year ago)
They haven't announced such a thing. But i mean, like, you could just grab a piece of paper and write it down? It would be neat to save loadouts in regards to equip, tho.
Rocco Sato (1 year ago)
If one of my female soldiers hits S rank bonds with another male soldier, can they have a kid who can share their stats? Are there any special cutscenes between certain soldiers, like, what about the sibling soldiers? Hey, is there a difference between XCOM Conquest and XCOM Birthright? CAN I NON-SEXUALLY PAT MY SNIPER'S HEAD AFTER A GOOD MISSION? I'm joking of course, the bonding stuff does sound genuinely fun.
Gay (1 year ago)
Im looking forward to XCOM Revelations
Ha ha ha good one, Who would want to headpat Sniper kun's super soft locks ha ha ha...
skynet091287 (1 year ago)
As long as we actually get to DO something with the global resistance we gather throughout the game, i'm pretty much good... It always feels like you need to rush to expand, but it always seemed so sterile when you did, as the resistance fighters you apparently free, never actually does anything for you during the game... I think each country you expand too should give you a random class resistance fighter with basic gear randomly placed on the map of each mission, who then takes their own "resistance turn" seperate from you and the Advent turns, and you can see their field of vision, so when a resistance fighter engages the enemy, your own cover won't be blown, and you can kinda use them as random decoys if you play your cards right, but can also get massivly screwed if they aggro Advent into you! Also, they really should integrate the "true conceilment" mod into the game, where the turn timer only starts going down when you lose conceilment!
Rick Khemai (1 year ago)
after so many tears shed i finally have beaten xcom 2. and now i hear there is a expansion coming. damn you Solomon for making me cry again
Maksie0 (1 year ago)
I initially read the thumbnail as "Soldiers BONED in XCOM 2 expansion", which I think is probably true as well.
myselfalan (1 year ago)
Damn that interviewer is hot
OpinionDay007 (1 year ago)
I hope all this talking by the new characters is not going to get a little annoying when you are playing for the 5th time ... or 450 hours like me.... totally addicted
Rolk Flameraven (1 year ago)
Oh crap, they added stamina back in and it can give my troops OCD! One way to force me to get even more troops I guess.
tahna dana (1 year ago)
soldiers who talk with each other, that was my idea!!!..haahaha
imcoming 4u (1 year ago)
well this be on a disc or downloaded?
Abraham Deras (1 year ago)
Todd Kelly /// DLC download you need Xcom2 to play War of the chosen
Tucker Cooper (1 year ago)
Either a mod or option to make compatible bonds would be appreciated
Luiz Cezar (1 year ago)
xcom is going full fire emblem lol
Rein Azrael (1 year ago)
Lol the reload addict perk, see that alot in R6 siege. Too real Solomon too real
Grim Knight (1 year ago)
New missions, new story, new units, new enemies, new characters, new features. Expansion done right.
Nanomachines Son! (1 year ago)
I still miss my MEC and gene mod soldiers
Grim Knight (1 year ago)
As long as it's DLC and not something sold entirely seperately I'm on board.
Jon-John Pinckney (1 year ago)
Grim Knight community is already calling this expansion XCOM 3
poke (1 year ago)
Theory time: one of the new factions is exalt.
Serdiuk Paul (1 year ago)
EXALT are either dead or folded into ADVENT. If they tried to turn against the aliens, they would be crushed. If they joined them, there is no reason to keep them separate from the main body of collaborators. However, I, too, would have liked to see some of those influential people the Councilman talked about organise their own armed resistance cells.
poke (1 year ago)
+Siodog really is that confirmed? They're just dead?
Siodog (1 year ago)
exalt were the earth soldiers actually you killed as the commander when the aliens got you
Connor Griffith (1 year ago)
sadly not
Kyle Creitz (1 year ago)
Finally, they're working on proper world building
Jon-John Pinckney (1 year ago)
Kyle Creitz I feel like that's a joke against civilization 5
Jacob Byers (1 year ago)
Please tell me they added new languages!
Glücks Grüti (1 year ago)
i love it. shut up and take my money
Tubbs Tubbs. (1 year ago)
Jake has a lovely shirt
ErgonomicChair (1 year ago)
Bonds sounds awesome, I love bondage.
FrancoFromSpace (1 year ago)
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Ghostx357 (1 year ago)
are the soldiers bonding going to have dialogue between them?
Jon-John Pinckney I think it'll work like the opposite to lone wolf, you get bonuses if you're less than a certain distance away from your buddy.
Jon-John Pinckney (1 year ago)
goodness, I hope they have statuses to these bonds, like love and battle buddies. that would make it even more amazing.
Henbot (1 year ago)
Ghostx357 that can be added by modders
spforevr11 (1 year ago)
almost certainly some mod will add some level of it if the devs don't
Well, it'd be stange if they didnt have anything to say about the ambush mission, if they're sent there. I think it's likely, but I'm not the dev so I don't know :p
ZenodudeMC (1 year ago)
Damn was hoping he'd say the radio DJ was gonna be the voice of Three Dog (Erik Todd Delums)
mrchoochoohead (1 year ago)
jake solomon is like bruce wayne.... bruce wayne's alter ego is BATMAN!
De Jure Claims (1 year ago)
Caleb Bates "Hello, commander..."
Sebastian Muller (1 year ago)
im hype as fuck
Sebastian Muller (1 year ago)
cant wait
jayo (1 year ago)
I fear playing this on legend.
Haan22 (1 year ago)
jayo (1 year ago)
Akaritomi let the tears flow , they are well deserved lol.
Akaritomi (1 year ago)
i just beat the game on legend recently. I got at least 20 game overs early and mid run and i only cried 10 times!
poke (1 year ago)
dont worry most wounds are only like a month in the med bay (without awc)
T Markisson (1 year ago)
poke you're out? get ready for the next battle soldier.

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