With this game being developed by Firaxis, the masters of strategical gameplay, I have wondered how this would affect the Geoscape. So far there is litte information but the bits and peices we got can give us a hint of what is to come.
At the beginign of the game, I wonder if we have any interception at all or if this is highly limited. We might be limited to responding to alien surface attacks to begin with.
This could imply that we have a limited area of coverage or limited numbers of Interceptors that you have to decide on what continents to put them."You start by reacting to the alien invasion. But over time you are going to take that fight to the aliens, and that will probably start by intercepting alien craft that fly through your territory." - Pete Murray
We know of two base facilities that relates to "radar coverage" of the globe. The Satellite Nexus and the Satellite Uplink, these are not among the static facilities. And the GI Ant-Farm article states:
It seems like we need to expand our satellite capacity as well as to manufacture satellites (could be multiple types) as the game progress to more effectively cover the Earth.Satellite Uplink Facility (Not Pictured): The Satellite Uplink Facility allows XCOM to monitor the airspace over different countries around the world. Building multiple uplinks next to each other increases the number of satellites that XCOM can maintain.
We can add a lot more speculation on this, but have anyone found any other titbits that I have missed on this subject?