1. SweetNicole

    SweetNicole
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    Back in March of this year, there was a new entry added to the SteamDB for XCOM 2

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    This was spotted by a user on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Xcom/comments/81he81/the_new_expansion_is_called_xcom_2_tle_guess_the/

    In and of itself, this could be dismissed as something insignificant, perhaps testing or prototyping for the future, but a little over two weeks ago, the TLE builds were moved to 2K QA's build of Xcom 2.

    https://steamdb.info/app/268500/history/?changeid=4472370
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Xcom/comments/8lf80b/tle_seems_to_be_moving_into_2k_qa/

    From what I understand, builds are only moved to QA when they're something that is in production and planning to be published. If this was simply prototyping for the future, this would not have been sent to the QA team. Assuming that this is new content, the timing of the build being pushed to QA would line up with a potential announcement at the PC Gaming Show this year during E3, where you may remember one year ago the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen DLC/expansion was announced.

    So, is this a new expansion? And what does "TLE" stand for?
     
  2. Derachi

    Derachi
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    Ah, yes. “The Latest Expansion.”
     
  3. Porygon

    Porygon
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    As a game tester writing "Q&A" instead of "QA" is really getting into my nerves xD
     
  4. SweetNicole

    SweetNicole
    Community Manager Administrator OP

    You're right it should be QA. My brain is tired and on autopilot. Edited to reflect the correct name.
     
  5. Fat4all

    Fat4all
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    the large elephant
     
  6. jon bones

    jon bones
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    I would absolutley love another expansion to this wonderful, wonderful game.
     
  7. Napalm_Frank

    Napalm_Frank
    Member

    Base game being on PS+ definitely would be a good timing for a DLC announcement.
     
  8. Heart_Attack

    Heart_Attack
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    How soon the console version ?
     
  9. Metroidvania

    Metroidvania
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    Huh....I could have sworn that the Chosen were the 'only' big Xpac planned for 2.

    Certainly wouldn't say to something that shakes things up a la Enemy within, though - the Chosen are great, but not quite as much of a game-changer compared to meld.

    That, or something that hints at Xcom 3: Terror from the Deep

    IIRC Solomon said he hates Deep, and it'll never happen
     
  10. Bhonar

    Bhonar
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    I hope so, I love XCOM 2 !!
     
  11. Mr. Pointy

    Mr. Pointy
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    The Long.... something that starts with E.
     
  12. Smash-It Stan

    Smash-It Stan
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    hopefully it comes with performance fixes to ps4
     
  13. Fat4all

    Fat4all
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    earlobe
     
  14. The Longest Erection!
     
  15. BoosterDuck

    BoosterDuck
    Member

    I hope they add Xenomorphs and Predators and bring back the EXALT
     
  16. FUME5

    FUME5
    Member

    I feel like they added all they can to XCOM 2 with the last expansion - haven't actually finished it 'cause the end game was far too easy.
     
  17. carlsojo

    carlsojo
    Member

    Makes sense with Xcom 2 on PS+ this month.
     
  18. Mifec

    Mifec
    Member

    The Last Elephant. Your goal is to safeguard it from alien conversion.
     
  19. Paches

    Paches
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    I am ready to dive back in.
     
  20. sueil

    sueil
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    The ending of Xcom 2 hinted pretty strongly at a Terror from the Deep style follow up. I'm excited for it. WOTC was fantastic.
     
  21. newmoneytrash

    newmoneytrash
    Member

    the lizard entity finally arrives this summer in xcom 2
     
  22. I'm always willing to send more red shirts to their doom and/or glory. The PS4 ps+ free title would make good sense with a BOOM shadow drop expansion for E3, free or otherwise.
     
  23. Fury451

    Fury451
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    I would be all over it. War of the Chosen was an awesome expansion.

    I even play the shitty version on PS4 after my PC died because I love this game so much.
     
  24. Sabretooth

    Sabretooth
    Member

    I was honestly expecting a new game from Firaxis this year. I guess this will do, too.
     
  25. Remachinate

    Remachinate
    Member

    Given that Pavonis was contracted by Firaxis to develop Long War 2, but declined to update it for WotC because they wanted to focus on their own game, I wouldn't be surprised if this is Firaxis doing the update themselves. Alternatively, releasing more new content would further fork the game and cause headaches for the modding community, since rule overhaul mods like LW2 are especially popular for new XCOM.
     
  26. MidBoss

    MidBoss
    Member

    The Leaked Expansion. heh
     
  27. Anustart

    Anustart
    Member

    Has the performance become better on PC? I loved enemy unknown but haven't got this yet because of the performance problems (maybe gone) and high price still.

    Willing to bite in the summer sale if it's been optimized.
     
  28. Decado

    Decado
    Member

    The WOTC expansion makes this game run quite well. Both the base game and the expansion has had pretty steep discounts.
     
  29. Anustart

    Anustart
    Member

    Base price still being 60 is what throws me off. Discounts off that mean little when I expected it to be 19.99 at this point. /End cheap rant.
     
  30. Velord

    Velord
    Member

    Yeah, been following the steamdb stalking on reddit for a while. Think I posted about this here once or twice before. Really looking forward to it, hoping it's a huge thing like War of the Chosen levels of big.
     
  31. Chocobo115

    Chocobo115
    Member

    TLE made me think "The Last Encounter"

    Ach still need to play the main games.
     
  32. Hmmm what a coincidence i’m playing it right now since it just came out on PS+


    /thinkingemoji
     
  33. SmiteOfHand

    SmiteOfHand
    Member

    It is probably just an acronym but TLEs (two line element) are used for tracking satellites. Might be too oblique for a product name, or could be a codename or none of the above.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  34. Bhonar

    Bhonar
    Member

    Didn't have any problem with the expansion at all
     
  35. grandwizorb

    grandwizorb
    Member

    WoTC was so significant and amazing that I really thought that was going to be the final 'version' of XCOM 2 to last the ages. I would be totally down for another just like it!
     
  36. Kentsui

    Kentsui
    Member

    Well ... that just went up to the top of my most anticipated list for this E3.

    Please be real :D
     
  37. Soggoth

    Soggoth
    Member

    I love XCOM 2, I loved War of the Chosen but I'm not sure I want to play through it all again. One expansion is IMHO enough. Give me XCOM 3.
     
  38. Plumpbiscuit

    Plumpbiscuit
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    The Last of Ellie?
     
  39. Hektor

    Hektor
    Community Resettler Member

    I'd be so goddamn down for another expansion, but simultaniously this would be also disappointing as it would mean XCOM3: TftD is still a while away
     
  40. Roytheone

    Roytheone
    Member

    I would expect this to be a small dlc with a couple of missions or so. Imo with WOTC xcom 2 is so full of mechanics that adding even more with a full on expansion would make it too much.
     
  41. The ending of WotC set's up an "Terror from the deep" style expansion, so I'm not that surprised.
    Though I'm not sure I want to play through all of XCOM 2+WotC again with even more mechanics.
    A new game would be swell tho.
     
  42. mindsale

    mindsale
    Member

    I'd buy a console edition without constant slowdown and game-breaking bugs.

    I've now played the game on three platforms; base PS4 (January 2017), PS4 Pro eight months later, and Xbox One X after the 4K support patch (late March 2018).

    It has not gotten much better.
     
  43. NumberThree

    NumberThree
    Member

    Their version of Terror From the Deep, The Lake Enemy
     
  44. hotcyder

    hotcyder
    Member

    the little egg :3c
     
  45. HDMF76

    HDMF76
    Member

    They need to improve performance on console before thinking about adding more to it.

    I love this game but the current expansion performs so badly I cant bring myself to pay for it as I think it takes the piss they would release it and just leave it running like crap.
     
  46. Strings

    Strings
    Member

    Thought the last expansion significantly improved on the game, so I'd be up for this.

    ... Would prefer a 3 (or another game by the team set in a different universe), but obviously that's a whole different thing.
     
  47. Cecil

    Cecil
    Member

    Would gladly take another expansion. This board game take on expansions is something I would like to see in other genres then strategy as well. Just think about how good some open world RPG's could have been if the devs had continued to iterate on them.
     
  48. Cosmonaut X

    Cosmonaut X
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    Terror from the Deep was always my favourite of the original X-Com/UFO titles. It has huge flaws - vicious difficulty, long 2-part cruise/cargo ship missions etc. - but I adored the atmosphere and the bizarre alien species. I'd love to see it updated as a third in the new X-Com series, complete with interpretations of the classic aliens (Tentaculats, Calcinites, Deep Ones and Lobstermen ahoy!)
     
  49. Mr Swine

    Mr Swine
    Member

    TLE could stand for The Last Ethereal.

    If I remember correctly they are dying in XCom 2 and I guess they are going to do a final desperate push for survival.

    Oh bring back the enemies from the first game + expansion and bring those mech suits too!
     
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