X-COM creators launching Phoenix Point on September 3rd
If the words “from the creators of the original X-COM series” don’t send tingles up your spine and make you break out your wallet, then we can’t be friends.
If they do give you the warm fuzzies though, check out this E3 release about Phoenix Point, launching September 3rd on PC, Mac, and Xbox One platforms.
Snapshot Games announced today as part of Microsoft’s Inside Xbox presentation that Phoenix Point, the upcoming sci-fi strategy game from the creator of the original X-COM series, is expected to launch on Sept. 3, 2019, on the Microsoft Store and with Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, as well as the Epic Games store for PC and Mac.
A new cinematic trailer titled “Next Life” sets the stage for the changing face of war in Phoenix Point. Led by a massive Alien Queen, the game’s enemies transform and evolve according to the choices players make over time. Given the power to mutate their own troops to gain an advantage, Earth’s last desperate defenders will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to sacrifice to save mankind from this ever-changing extraterrestrial threat.
Phoenix Point is a new take on strategy and tactics. 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 and branching storylines mean no two playthroughs are the same.
For more information, visit https://phoenixpoint.info, and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Discord.
Reading through the FAQ on the website, it looks like this is going to be a killer new strategy title that stays true to those X-COM roots while putting down some of its own. I can’t wait!