XCOM 2 launched earlier this month, allowing players to joing the resistance and battle their way through the dystopian sequel to the Firaxis's critically acclaimed tactical RPG XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
But a dystopia doesn't imagine itself. Firaxis had to build their future from the ground up, and Insight Editions' coffee table book The Art of XCOM 2 chronicles the creative process that went into the best 3D SRPG since…well, since the last XCOM game.
Insight Editions sent us a copy of the book, which includes hundreds of sketches, character designs, environmental art, and more, plus firsthand accounts of the creation of XCOM 2 from the artists and designers who worked on it, offering insights into the decisions that went into crafting the player experience.
You can take a look at some of the stunning concept art included in the book in the gallery below, along with some shots of the book itself.
If you're looking for your own copy of The Art of XCOM 2, you can find it here.