Prepare to defend Earth early next year in XCOM 2

A short, but informative email made its way to our inboxes this afternoon from 2K, announcing the official release date for XCOM 2. Missing the 2015 holiday season by more than a month, XCOM 2 is set to release on February 5, 2016 worldwide.

In a letter addressed to XCOM fans, the development team at Firaxis Games promises to, "deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown." You can read the entire letter below:

Hello XCOM fans,

We want to give you an update on the release date for XCOM 2. We’ve set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been working hard to make sure we deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown. We just need a little more time to make it the best possible game.

With XCOM 2, we want to have more depth, more replayability, and more investment in your soldiers and this extension will give us the time we need to deliver on our promise to you.

We appreciate your patience and continued support as we move towards February. Good luck, Commander!

-The XCOM 2 Dev Team