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X-Com Creator Returns With Spiritual Successor

Julian Gollop, creator of the original X-COM titles back in the ‘90s, is returning with a new studio and a new franchise. Billed as a spiritual successor to X-COM, Phoenix Point is a turn- based strategy title set to launch towards the end of 2018. The industry veteran has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Fig to raise half a million dollars in order to create a substantial title. The game will be available on PC, Mac and Linux, and is being developed by Gollop’s new studio Snapshot Games.

“We are creating Phoenix Point by taking influences from the famed X-COM franchise. We are updating our favorite gameplay features from X-COM titles such as UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-COM Apocalypse that I designed, and mixing them with some of the amazing ideas Firaxis Games executed brilliantly in their franchise reboots, to create an entirely new game whose essence lies in the X-COM genre,” said Julian Gollop, CEO, Snapshot Games Inc.

You can back the project on Fig here.


Gary "Dombalurina" Sheppard

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