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Phoenix Point, Snapshot Games' upcoming spiritual successor to the original X-Com will now be launching exclusively on the Epic Games Store and Xbox One, according to this announcement. After a year of such exclusivity, the game will probably make its way over to Steam and GOG, but those of you who backed it in the hopes of getting a key for either of those platforms are now eligible for a full refund within the next 28 days.
Here's Snapshot's Julian Gollop with the announcement:
And here's its text transcript:
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 changes that.
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 goes live.
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.