XCOM 2 concept art bit.ly/xcomconcept
Firaxis concept artist Dongmin Shin has shared a batch of marvellous XCOM2 concept art on his ArtStation page. There are several 3D models of in-game tools such as the X4 charge, Overdrive Serum applicator, Battle Scanner and Magnetic Cannon, but better still are the examples of in-game advertising signage. The collection takes in propaganda and recruitment posters, adverts for boxy futuristic-looking cars, fashion and domestic appliances, and – a particular highlight – fast food. The latter category uses clean, abstract designs to market dauntingly proportioned burgers, ice cream and milkshakes. But the geometric prints used by some of the propaganda posters are equally beguiling. It’s a fine opportunity to ogle the angular aesthetic of XCOM’s universe up close.