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Phoenix Point

2 weeks ago

Phoenix Point delayed to September

Good news, friends: you will get to go outside and see the sun this summer, because Phoenix Point has been delayed again. The new turn-based tactics 'em up directed by Julian Gollop, the co-creator of ye olde original X-COM games, was previously delayed to June 2019 and now Gollop says it'll be here in September. The delay is for the usual reason: because they want…

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4 months ago

Phoenix Point features gruesome new mutant beasts in its latest trailer

Even in the midst of a genre renaissance, Phoenix Point remains the tactics game I'm following closest, thanks to its mutating monsters, Valkyria Chronicles-esque shooting and X-COM Apocalypse inspirations. Snapshot's game (directed by original X-COM lad Julian Gollop) is really starting to take shape now, and the upcoming third early access build for backers will include an early version of its global strategic layer. Take…

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5 months ago

EGX 2018 hits Birmingham next week – try out these PC gems at the show

There's just one week left until a borderline-biblical plague of developers descend upon Birmingham to showcase their up-and-coming games to all. This great gathering shall be known as EGX 2018 and starts on September 20th, running until the 23rd. There's going to be hundreds of games on show there across all platforms, featuring developers of all shapes and sizes - both physically and business-wise. While I'll be…

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8 months ago

Phoenix Point continues to mutate in its latest update

When I first saw Snapshot Games' apocalyptic strategy game Phoenix Point in action, I was with Brendan in thinking that it was orbiting XCOM's star a little too closely, but after playing it at Rezzed I was struck by just how different it really is. This week's new gameplay build (available to backers today) further differentiates the game, including mid-mission inventory management and driveable vehicles, and you can…

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9 months ago

Phoenix Point delayed until summer next year

Delay time, gang. The sci-fi shellfish of XCOM bodysnatcher Phoenix Point won’t be scuttling out of the development ocean in December, as developer Snapshot Games once estimated. Instead, the crab-killing strategy game will now emerge in June 2019, says studio head Julian Gollop. This is so Snapshot can “expand the team and maintain our focus on quality”, as he explains in an announcement and in…

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11 months ago

X-Com spiritual successor Phoenix Point is doing $100k per month in pre-orders

Snapshot Games, lead by David Kaye and X-Com creator Julian Gollop, is a runaway success. Or at least I would think $100k a month in pledges would give a game studio some breathing room. But Snapshot isn't sleeping at night. The prevalence of cheap games and promotional bundles has the studio spooked because, while this is a time of incredibly bounties for consumers, not every…

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12 months ago

Phoenix Point will be playable at EGX Rezzed

Our corporate siblings who run EGX Rezzed go on about how it's a games show with all sorts of video games to play and talks to hear, but in reality it's a front. Rezzed exists because we believe you will pay money to breathe the same air as RPS staffers, getting some of our air inside you and some of yours in us, but both…

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1 year ago

Watch Julian Gollop play his XCOM-like Phoenix Point

I was at the PC Gamer Weekender last week, and my highlight had to be lead Phoenix Point developer (and X-COM: UFO Defense co-creator) Julian Gollop commentating as I played the game on the show floor. He appeared behind me part way through the demo - just as I moved a unit one tile too far, and managed to alert six angry crabmen to my…

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2 years ago

Phoenix Point teases horrors, recruits X-COM composer

Phoenix Point [official site], as I explained in detail last year, is a very exciting proposition. It marks the return of Julian Gollop, creator of the original X-COM, to alien-themed strategic combat, but it's far from a nostalgia project. With dynamic factions taking sides in the war, a strong horror element and procedural monstrosities, it sounds fascinating. A new teaser trailer gives very little away,…

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3 years ago

Order: New Chaos Reborn Mode Reduces Randomisation

Julian Gollop might be returning to strategic and tactical extraterrestrial combat with Phoenix Point, but the designer of the original X-COM has already rebooted one of his creations from yesteryear. Chaos Reborn [official site], based on 1985's Chaos: The Battle of Wizards, is a game about lobbing spells at opposing mages, with an emphasis on summoning creatures to do turn-based battle. The game has been…

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Ooooh: X-COM Creator Julian Gollop Announces New ‘Turn-Based Tactical Combat Game’

Yer actual breaking news (by which I mean I currently have few details but wanted to inform you as soon as possible because I am very excited). Julian Gollop, legendary co-creator of the X-COM series, plus Laser Squad, Chaos and most recently Chaos Reborn, just revealed the next game from his Snapshot Studios. We only have a name, Phoenix Point, and the following description: "Turn…

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