iOS Universal •
In the past couple weeks we’ve been introduced to Darkest Dungeon on iPad, a game that plays a lot like XCOM if XCOM were about battling Cthulhu instead of E.T. In all the articles written about DD, I’m referenced XCOM and, yet, haven’t included links to the outstanding iPad version like I have with all the other games we mention. Why? Because XCOM: Enemy Within was one of those games on the 64-bit chopping block and publisher 2K hadn’t said bupkis about it getting updated. Thus, we assumed XCOM would be possibly the biggest loss when iOS 11 rolls out later this year. Turns out our fears were misplaced, as yesterday 2K had some very interesting news.
Yesterday, this showed up in our Twitter feed:
Civilization Revolution 2 and XCOM: Enemy Within are not currently compatible with iOS 11 but will be updated soon. https://t.co/pWKgEqPF3P
— XCOM (@XCOM) August 31, 2017
That’s pretty great news, but not everything is rainbows and unicorn farts in the world of Firaxis/2K on mobile. If you read the entire 2K announcement you’ll notice that some of Owen’s favorite titles of all time, Ace Patrol and Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies are, most likely, not getting a 64-bit facelift.
All of 2K’s titles that aren’t already 64-bit are leaving the App Store today, and will return once their conversion is complete. When will that be? That’s a mystery. Still, it’s good news that XCOM will be coming back down the road. Here’s the full list of 2K games and their current status:
As of August 31, 2017, the following titles will not be available for purchase on the Apple iTunes store. Please note, these titles will no longer be supported and compatibility with future iOS updates is not guaranteed:
- Carnival Games
- Carnival Games Lite
- Ace Patrol
- Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies
- Sid Meier’s Pirates!
- Duke Nukem Forever Soundboard
- Haunted Hollow
- WWE 2K
The following games will be removed from the Apple iTunes store until they are upgraded to 64 bit at a later date:
- Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2
- XCOM: Enemy Within
The following games will be compatible with iOS 11:
- WWE SuperCard
- NBA 2K17
- Mafia III: Rivals
- NHL SuperCard 2K17
- Battleborn Tap
Great news for all you WWE SuperCard fans, I guess.