‘XCOM: Enemy Within’ Might Get a 64-Bit Update, Let’s Hope It Does

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We’ve been keeping a close eye on all the 32-bit games that will vanish from the App Store once iOS 11 hits around September 12th, and today we got some more official information on the fate of 2K’s titles. First of all, XCOM: Enemy Within ($4.99) will be pulled from the App Store, but 2K plans to upgrade the game to 64-bit at a later date. Now, those who remember the Bioshock drama know that 2K doesn’t always follow through on promises to update apps, but one can hope. There are no dates in the announcement, so we have no way of knowing how long XCOM will be on the sidelines waiting to join the good fight. Still, I’m hoping to see XCOM stick around, and if not, hopefully we’ll see more recent XCOM games and expansions find their way onto the App Store.

While XCOM might see a 64-bit update in the future, games like Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Ace Patrol, and Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies will officially go the way of the dodo. While it’s definitely a shame to see these games go, most of them are pretty old by now, and I’m pretty sure those who would have played them have already done so to their hearts’ content. Still, losing any game is never fun. If you want to grab any of the games on this list that won’t see a 64-bit update, be sure to do so before August 31st because 2K plans to pull them on that date. And let’s hope XCOM eventually joins the 64-bits party.

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