Phoenix Point Hits Epic Games Store December 3rd
When creators move on from a project they’ve long been associated with there’s obviously some sadness at what’s left behind, but there must also be an enormous amount of excitement at being able to birth something new that doesn’t carry the tremendous weight of customer expectation.
When you work on something like XCOM, for example, as great as it is there are always expectations from fans – not only that it will improve but also that it won’t change TOO much. It’s a tough line to walk, but imagine you can escape that and start your own IP with all that you’ve learned, able to make something new without the baggage of history behind it?
That’s what Phoenix Point looks to be for Snapshot Games, an all-new strategy game from the creator of XCOM. Something that can do new things without leaving old fans in the lurch, and something that brings with it the optimism that a new IP holds.
Phoenix Point hits Epic Games Store for Windows and Mac on December 3rd, and they’re leaning in on pulling from that XCOM crowd with a series of videos showcasing the new game for that fanbase.
Here’s the press release:
PHOENIX POINT, THE NEW STRATEGY GAME FROM THE CREATOR OF XCOM, ARRIVES DECEMBER 3 ON EPIC GAMES STORE
Discover What’s Ticking Behind Snapshot Games’ Upcoming Hit With the “Phoenix Point for XCOM Fans” Video Series
LOS ANGELES — Nov. 7, 2019 — Snapshot Games has announced that Phoenix Point, the new sci-fi strategy game from the creator of XCOM, will be available on Windows PC and Mac via the Epic Games Store on Dec. 3, 2019.
Snapshot Games has also released the newest video in its “Phoenix Point for XCOM Fans” series, breaking down Phoenix Point’s key features and mechanics for lovers of strategy experiences. The full playlist is available now on YouTube:
- Action Point System: https://youtu.be/bFYY96UqjHI
- Taking Shots: https://youtu.be/4vmYiECdpts
- Inventory: https://youtu.be/831TVeQlcrE
- Exploration: https://youtu.be/taF4ZD3Egwk
Phoenix Point delivers a new breed of turn-based strategy. Plan operations, research new technologies, and build alliances to unite the planet or destroy your rivals — then customize your squad and deploy into conflict zones around the globe with dynamic objectives and destructible environments. Procedurally generated maps, branching storylines, and enemies that mutate to counter your tactics create a huge variety of challenges and surprises, ensuring no two playthroughs are ever the same.
Phoenix Point is available to pre-order now via the Epic Games Store and buy.phoenixpoint.info. The game is expected to arrive on consoles in 2020. For the latest updates, follow Phoenix Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Discord and the official Phoenix Point Forums.