The next chapter in the XCOM series will be revealed for the first time at Gamescom, CVG understands.
The game, believed to be titled XCOM Enemy Within, has been the subject of rumour for a number of months, and on Wednesday it emerged that multiple product listings for the project had been spotted on the Steam Database, as well as the South Korean classification board's website for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
A spokesperson for 2K games has told CVG "we're looking forward to making an announcement on August 21", but declined to comment further.
Whether XCOM Enemy Within is a full-scale sequel to Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, or perhaps just an expansion, is unclear, but something appears to be underway behind the scenes.
In CVG's XCOM: Enemy Unknown review, the game is hailed as a "polished turn-based shooter that harks back to the golden era of strategy games."
The general critical consensus was that Firaxis had crafted one of the best strategy titles in a long time - see what other critics thought in our XCOM: Enemy Unknown review round-up.
An iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown launched in June 2013. Optimised for touchscreen devices, it's priced at £13.99 / $19.99 on iPhone (4S and 5), iPad (mini, 2 and up) and iPod Touch (5th generation).
Additional reporting: Rob Crossley
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