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

What is 'Phoenix Point?'

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 based tactical combat - world based strategy."

Please tell me that means what I think it means. Is Mister X-COM doing a new, if unofficial, X-COM? Have approximately 37 Christmases all come at once?

There's a website, a logo, a so-far empty Twitter account and the option to sign up to a mailing list, but not a lot else as yet. Expect more very soon, and I'll do some digging too.

You know I love XCOM to bits, but I pretty much worship X-COM. The idea of its creator taking another swing at those concepts, that delectable and impressively freefrom blend of turn-based strategy, base management and roleplaying, is wonderful.

If that is indeed what he's making. I'm guessing. I shouldn't presume that he even wants to revisit that particular old stomping ground. But we know that he's got incomparable turn-based strategy form, so whatever this is, I'm into it.

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