Upcoming turn-based tactics game Phoenix Point
will launch on the Epic
Games Store as a one-year exclusive, as explained by a
post on the Phoenix Point website
(thanks Orosian). Snapshot Games CEO and Phoenix Point
Julian Gollop makes the announcement and explains what this means to this
spiritual successor to the X-COM series he created back in the 1990s. This news
is not being received very well, as there is considerable backlash in
the comments on
from those who have supported the game's crowdfunding efforts (thanks
Scott). In an effort to smooth things over Snapshot is offering a season
pass of sorts, as those who have backed the project will receive the first year of DLC for free. They will be
holding an AMA on the Phoenix
today at 3:00 pm EDT to discuss this future. Here are the
Hi! I’m Julian Gollop, the creative director of Phoenix Point
and the CEO of Snapshot Games.
I have some major news to share: we have signed a deal with Epic Games to bring
Phoenix Point exclusively to the Epic Games Store for its first year of release
on PC and Mac.
This deal is a real game changer for our studio, because, thanks to Epic’s
support, it is certain that we will be able to update and expand Phoenix Point
for years to come.
We want to share our success with all the backers who have helped us get here,
so we have a special benefit to announce: if you backed or pre-ordered Phoenix
Point at any time since our crowdfunding campaign until today, you will receive
a year of free DLC.
That’s right - every piece of paid DLC we release for Phoenix Point during our
first year will be automatically added to your Epic Store account when you
redeem your key.
We recognize that some of you may have backed or pre-ordered Phoenix Point with
an expectation of the platform you’d be able to play it on, and that this update
If for any reason you are not happy with this change, we will be happy to offer
you a full refund and apologize for any inconvenience caused.
If you have any questions, check out the FAQ below for answers.
We will be hosting an AMA on the Phoenix Point subreddit tomorrow - please stop
by and we’ll do our best to answer any more questions you have for us.
That’s tomorrow, Wednesday March 13th on the Phoenix Point subreddit at 12pm
Pacific time, 7pm UK time. We’ll update this post with the link when the AMA
I’d like to thank you for all your support, and I’m looking forward to sharing
more of what we’ve been working on with you very soon.