And no, I don't mean the upcoming shooter that's going to be set in the early Sixties which had many fans up in arms.
This time around, it'll be a strategy/turn-based tactics game much more similar to the original
and handled by Firaxis, supposedly with direct involvement from Syd Meier.More details from the 2K forums.
Not exactly happy about the ONE BASE ONLY deal, but it's a minor quibble and things might still change in the future.
From the screenshot, looks like it's now hexagonal tiles instead of square ones--which I'm personally happy with, having been weaned on wargames with hexagonal-tile maps.
Looks like Mutons & Sectoids are in, as well as Cyberdiscs. Gotta wonder if Chryssalids are in too, because WE SURE LOVE CHRYSSALIDS. OMNOMNOMNOMNOM.
I hope that they implement a difficulty setting tailored for those old-school players who enjoy aliens chucking grenades right into the Skyranger's rookie-filled cargo bay on the very first turn.
If this proves to be a great success, I've got my fingers crossed that Firaxis'll release some sort of TFTD add-on, with 150% more Lovecraft references.