Based mostly on the replies when Firaxis announced it was “retiring providers” for the multiplayer and problem modes in XCOM 2, it looks like plenty of gamers did not notice XCOM 2 even has multiplayer. It does! Or not less than it does till March 28, when an replace will take away it from the Steam model on PC. Guess we’ll need to get the achievements earlier than then.
“The choice to retire these providers is not one thing completed evenly,” Firaxis wrote, “however it does enable us to refocus our sources. We recognize your assist and thanks on your understanding.”
Whereas aggressive multiplayer within the XCOM video games was by no means seen as its principal attraction, it was loved by those that dove into it. This is a showdown between two of PC Gamer’s staff in XCOM: Enemy Unknown from all the best way again in 2012. There have been even multiplayer mods, like one which added co-op to XCOM 2. It is a disgrace to lose the multiplayer, although presumably no matter sources have been tied up in protecting it on-line can be diverted into Firaxis’s present mission, Marvel’s Midnight Suns.
This replace will only affect the Windows version of XCOM 2 on Steam, with multiplayer within the Mac, Linux, and console variations remaining on-line.