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Phoenix Point

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Snapshot Games
Release Date: Dec. 3, 2019

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'Phoenix Point' (ALL) Cthulhu Update Details, Legacy of the Ancients DLC In August

by Rainier on June 26, 2020 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT

Phoenix Point is a turn-based tactics and world-based strategy sci-fi game by the original X-COM game designer.

Phoenix Point, which has been in development for over a year, is a turn-based tactics and world-based strategy Sci-Fi game from the minds of Julian Gollop, veteran designer of the original X-COM games, and David Kaye, the founder of Gaming Insiders. Phoenix Point draws inspiration from a deep pool of talented developers from companies such as Ubisoft Sofia and Crytek Black Sea, and games such as XCOM 2 and X-COM Apocalypse.  

The spread of alien Pandoravirus was an unimaginable extinction event, nearly wiping out all human life. The fortunate majority were quickly killed off by the virus, but some were mutated by the aggressive virus, which attacks human DNA sequences and imbeds its own transformative DNA, thereby mutating humans into horrifically disfigured alien species with the ability to clone.  Those who somehow survived gather in isolated havens spread throughout the world, with several of the largest and most powerful factions of radically contrasting ideologies controlling most of the world’s resources.

You play as part of the Phoenix Project, a worldwide organization set in place before the Pandoravirus, and designed to activate in times of world peril. You and your team must find out what has happened to the other Phoenix Project sleeper cells as you race to bring humanity back from the brink of extinction. Along the way, you will encounter constant threats from an ever-increasing variety of alien mutants (procedural generation system) armed with varying6 tactical abilities and intense boss battles with massive monsters and alien land walkers. Aliens are not your only concern as you will come face to face with unpredictable interactions with human factions with their ideologies and rife with internal conflicts including kidnappings, assassinations, sabotage, military coups, and base defense missions.

Snapshot Games has been hard at work on Phoenix Point, building in tons of improvements, additional content, and fixes. Check out what's coming soon:

  • "Cthulhu" Update - July 2020
    • Add Pandoran research system and tech tree
    • Revise Pandoran Mutation System in accordance with new research
    • Re-balance difficulty
    • Completely rework Oneiric Delirium Index
    • Add Haven/Human population survival objective
    • Improved base defense and option not to defend
    • Revise exploration and Phoenix Base discovery system
    • Numerous bug fixes
  • Legacy of the Ancients DLC - August 2020
    • Many more details coming soon!

Phoenix Point is available on PC/Mac via the Epic Games Store, and is expected to arrive on PS4/Xbox One in 2020.


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