Official X-COM strategy game in development

Apparently this is pretty old news, so sorry for the delays, but it's important news nonetheless:

An official X-COM strategy game is in the works!

And no, I'm not talking about the one 2K Games are making that happens to be a FPS, but they're actually returning to the roots of the series by making it a tactical strategy game. Best of all, Firaxis will be developing this new X-COM which is called X-COM: Enemy Unknown (no UFO in the title this time around).

For those of you who are old enough, you may remember that Sid Meier and his team used to work at a publisher/development house known as Microprose. It's no coincidence that they've taken an interest in the X-COM franchise since Microprose was responsible for publishing the original series back in the mid 90s!

I'm telling you now that this is shooting up my list of most anticipated games. Apparently it's slated for a Q3 2012 release.