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‘Phoenix Point: Year One Edition’ Now Available

Phoenix Point piqued my interest from the moment it was announced, and the game delivered on that hype enough that I’m also interested in Phoenix Point: Year One Edition – which hit retail today.

The turn-based strategy game from X-COM creator Julian Gollop is familiar to fans of his previous work, but brings in new ideas and innovations that would have been hard to accommodate in X-COM. That’s the problem with working on an established franchise – even if it’s one that you yourself established – and the joy with breaking off to create something new.

The Year One Edition provides a new tutorial prologue to help ease new players into the game, new weapons and equipment, a new help system, and overhauls to menus and gameplay. It also includes all previously-released DLC for the game – and it’s 50% off for a limited time!

Phoenix Point: Year One Edition is available now on Steam, GOG.com, and the Epic Games Store.

Here’s the press release:


Phoenix Point: Year One Edition Out Now on Steam, GOG.com & the Epic Games Store

Snapshot’s hit turn-based strategy game arrives on Steam for the first time with a new major content update and special low price!

SOFIA, Bulgaria  Dec. 3, 2020 — Snapshot Games has debuted Phoenix Point: Year One Edition on Steam and GOG.com. This definitive version of the hit turn-based strategy game from X-COM creator Julian Gollop features all previously released DLC (including “Legacy of the Ancients,” “Blood and  Titanium,” and the “Living Weapons Pack”) and is available for 50% off for a limited time on Steam and GOG.com, as well as the Epic Games Store.

Phoenix Point: Year One Edition’s launch today coincides with the game’s massive new Polaris update, which adds new content and features driven by community feedback, including:

  • A brand-new tutorial prologue that introduces new characters, cinematics, and maps while teaching the core gameplay fundamentals.
  • New weapons and equipment with their own research tracts, including a riot shield, shotgun, grenade launcher and heavy cannon.
  • A new contextual pop-up help system integrated throughout the entire game.
  • New menu screens with updated info, plus a wide range of gameplay improvements, balance updates and more.

Phoenix Point delivers a new breed of turn-based strategy and action against alien invaders. Build global alliances, manage your base, and command your forces in intense battles with dynamic objectives and destructible environments. Procedurally generated maps, branching storylines with multiple endings, and enemies that mutate to counter your tactics ensure no two playthroughs are ever the same. That experience has grown even further post-launch with new DLC and updates featuring bonus story missions, cinematics, maps, weapons, abilities, factions and more, all included in the Year One Edition!

Current owners of Phoenix Point on the Epic Games Store can upgrade to the new Year One Edition to get the “Legacy of the Ancients,” “Blood and  Titanium,” and “Living Weapons Pack” DLC together for 50% off the standard price of $14.99 for a limited time.

For more information, visit https://phoenixpoint.info, and follow Phoenix Point on FacebookTwitterYouTubeDiscord and the game’s official forums.


About Snapshot Games
Snapshot Games is a video game development studio founded in 2013 by Julian Gollop and David Kaye and headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. Gollop is recognized for creating the X-COM video game franchise in the 1990s with UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-COM: Apocalypse. Gollop also is the CEO of Snapshot Games. The company’s developers include industry veterans with years of prior experience working for studios like Ubisoft Sofia, Crytek Black Sea and more.

Phoenix Point Now Available on Epic Games Store

Phoenix Point looks like exactly what it is – an all-new game created by someone intensely familiar with the genre, free of the baggage of past games and with the freedom to try something new.
Developed by Snapshot Games with studio co-founder Julian Gollop – creator of the X-COM series – at the helm, Phoenix Point looks like a fresh new take on the turn-based strategy genre, with branching storylines to keep the narrative fans happy, while procedurally-generated maps and mutating enemies will ensure there’s always a new encounter to take on.
The game is available now for PC and Mac on the Epic Games Store.
Here’s the press release:


PHOENIX POINT, THE NEW STRATEGY GAME FROM THE CREATOR OF X-COM, LAUNCHES TODAY ON THE EPIC GAMES STORE

Battle an enemy that adapts to your choices for the future of Earth in this hugely replayable turn-based tactical experience

LOS ANGELES — Dec. 3, 2019 — Snapshot Games has officially released Phoenix Point, the new turn-based sci-fi strategy game from Julian Gollop, the creator of X-COM. The standard edition of Phoenix Point is available today for $39.99 on Windows PC and Mac via the Epic Games Store.
Players can also pick up the game’s $59.99 Deluxe Edition, which includes a variety of digital and in-game bonuses, and the $79.99 Ultra Edition, featuring all of the Deluxe Edition content plus the Phoenix Point Season Pass. The Season Pass includes at least five upcoming planned DLCs.
Phoenix Point delivers a new breed of turn-based strategy and combat. Manage your forces on a global scale: plan ops, research new technologies and build alliances to unite the planet — or crush your rivals. Then customize your squad and deploy into battlefields around the world with dynamic objectives and destructible environments. Procedurally generated maps, branching storylines with multiple endings, and enemies that mutate to counter your tactics create tons of challenges and surprises, ensuring no two playthroughs are ever the same.
Snapshot Games’ ambitious post-launch roadmap will continue to add new content and features to Phoenix Point beyond release. The first major DLC — “Blood and Titanium” — is expected to arrive early next year. Everyone who backed Phoenix Point (including all Fig backers) prior to March 12, 2019, will receive the Phoenix Point Season Pass for free!
Phoenix Point is expected to launch on consoles in 2020. For the latest updates, visit https://phoenixpoint.info, and follow Phoenix Point on FacebookTwitterYouTubeDiscord and the official Phoenix Point forums.

About Snapshot Games
Snapshot Games is a video game developer and publisher based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Los Angeles, California. Founded by Julian Gollop and David Kaye, Snapshot’s first game was the crowdfunded and critically praised Chaos Reborn. Snapshot’s latest title, Phoenix Point, is a sci-fi strategy and tactical combat game which puts players in control of humanity’s last remnants against an apocalyptic alien threat.

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:

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 FacebookTwitterYouTube and Discord and the official Phoenix Point Forums.

About Snapshot Games
Snapshot Games is a video game developer and publisher based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Los Angeles, California. Founded by Julian Gollop and David Kaye, Snapshot’s first game was the crowdfunded and critically praised Chaos Reborn. Snapshot’s latest title, Phoenix Point, is a sci-fi strategy and tactical combat game which puts players in control of humanity’s last remnants against an apocalyptic alien threat.