Phoenix Point is an upcoming turn-based strategy from the creator of XCOM, Julian Gollop. The crowdfunding campaign for the game started in May 2017, and since then the development team have been shocked by the expectations and reception that Phoenix Point has received.
Julian Gollop says that the game has become bigger, and the team has as well, so unfortunately, in order to realise this potential, the team have decided to delay Phoenix Point until June 2019.
Here's the message sent out to backers:
I believe we can create a game with high production values that will make a huge splash on launch. In order to achieve this we need to continue to expand the team and maintain our focus on quality. To be honest, this has been a slower process than I wanted, but I felt that we needed the best talent that we could find. I am glad to say that we now have 35 great developers in our Sofia studio, and as a consequence of our recent, excellent exposure we are attracting offers of help from game developers around the world.
For our backers who have pre-ordered the luxury digital edition we will commit to a new Backer Build at least once every two months up to the point of release.
I hope you will support our decision, which I believe is in the best long term interests of the game, and on behalf of the whole team we would like to thank all our backers for their support and faith in our vision for this ambitious and exciting project.
It's going to be a long wait for the final release of Phoenix Point, but we think it'll be worth it. Have you backed this one on Fig?