Yet another clue has surfaced that indicates XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus is heading to the PlayStation Vita. Europe’s games rating agency, PEGI, has announced that they have given XCOM for the Vita a rating of 18.
We first received word from South Korea’s games rating board when the game was listed back in July. Then earlier this month, the game once again surfaced on the ESRB’s website with an M for Mature rating. With PEGI throwing their hat into the ring, it’s all but certain that XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus is making its way to the Vita, the question is when?
Take2 Interactive still hasn’t made any announcement about the game, though it’s also possible we could hear something at the upcoming Paris Games Week at the end of October. Of course it’s also possible we won’t hear anything about the game until it quietly launches.
It wouldn’t be unheard of for a Vita game that has been rumored and speculated about for months is unceremoniously released. The Vita port of The Unfinished Swan received a similar treatment where the game was first outed by the Korean ratings board, but Sony never made an announcement that it was coming. Despite a mountain of evidence that the game was being released, Sony was mum on the subject. The game was finally revealed mere days before it launched.
I don’t expect we’ll hear much more about XCOM until the game is about to release. Until then, it will join Civilization Revolution 2 Plus as an all but inevitable game that has yet to receive confirmation.