Can I skip cutscenes in XCOM: Enemy Unknown?



  • Starting with the intro movie, XCOM features its fair share of cutscenes that I'm just not all that interested in.

    I know Firaxis made the game, I don't need to see their logo for a full minute every time I open the game, and I know what Central Officer Bradford is going to say when I'm playing the tutorial mission for the fourth or fifth time.

    Is there any way to skip the cutscenes in XCOM:EU? If it matters, I'm on the PC; I imagine the consoles cutscenes double as load screens, but my PC is fast enough it shouldn't be that big an issue.



  • Found the answer in the Steam Community page for the demo.

    Find XCOM's install folder. For Steam, it's the following:

    • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom-Enemy-Unknown
    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/XCom-Enemy-Unknown/XCOMData

    Then go through to \XCom-Enemy-Unknown\XComGame\Config\ and open up "DefaultEngine.ini" in a text editor like Notepad.

    Under the header ; PC Startup movies (CTRL + F for quicker access), delete the "+" before the 4 entries there. Save and start XCOM and the movies should be gone, however your video settings will be reset. Simply reconfigure your resolution and the changes will stick.



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