Core BioShock 2 Team Not Leading XCOM Development
Development of 2Ks upcoming XCOM is not being lead by the core BioShock 2 team at 2K Marin but, rather, its new Australian division.
Speaking to 1UP this morning, a representative from 2K Games confirmed that 2K Marin and the studio formerly known as 2K Australia are now "sister studios" acting under the 2K Marin banner, meaning that last nights announcement that the game is being developed by 2K Marin is, while technically true, a bit misleading.
While the Australian team (which 2K is officially calling "the Canberra, Australia arm of 2K Marin) contributed a significant amount of development to BioShock 2, its core creative team as one might traditionally define it was housed in Marin itself.
2K declined comment on the reason for the name change, saying only that "well be talking about XCOM, the team and everything else in the near future."