I loved Xenonauts, but I hated the UFO fighting minigames.
The reason why I never finished the game was because as the UFOs got harder, the "Autoresolve" option stopped being a viable way of downing UFOs (at least on Veteran Iron Man difficulty). Thus I was technically being forced to play the minigame. For example, in Total War series, the autoresolve option for fighting generally leads to worse performance than if you fight the battles manually, but at least you can get by and I've finished games on Legendary without fighting a single battle. However, this did not apply to Xenonauts.
As such, could you please summarise your view on the future of UFO fights in Xenonauts 2? Will the fight be more streamlined like older UFO games, or will the minigames persist? If you are set on having the minigame (I hope not), could you please make the autoresolve option more viable? Obviously, I understand that you cannot make autoresolve results better than/as good as having the player fight the battles, but at least something that yields better results.
Thank you very much for the consideration!