XCOM Creator's New Game Heads For Crowdfunding, Off To A Fast Start

More than $250,000 has already been raised.


Phoenix Point, the new turn-based tactical game from X-COM creator Julian Gollop, is turning to crowdfunding to help come to market.

A crowdfunding campaign for the game launched today on Fig, the platform that offers traditional rewards backing (similar to Kickstarter or Indiegogo), as well as actual investment opportunities. The stated goal for Phoenix Point's campaign is $500,000; $300,000 of which is available for investments.

The campaign has been a hit so far, as it's raised nearly $250,000 already from more than 3,900 backers. The drive ends on June 8, so funding is sure to climb higher.

You can secure a digital copy of Phoenix Point through Fig by pledging $30 or more. The game is scheduled to launch in Q4 2018 for PC.

Phoenix Point was announced in March 2016 and has been in the works since at least then. Gaming Insiders founder David Kaye, as well as former developers from Ubisof Sofia and Crytek Black Sea, are working on Phoenix Point; people who worked on XCOM 2 and X-COM Apocalypse are also on the team.

"We are creating Phoenix Point by taking influences from the famed X-COM franchise," Gollop, the CEO of developer Snapshot Games said in a statement. "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 XCOM genre."

For lots more on Phoenix Point, go to the crowdfunding page here at Fig.

As for the XCOM series, the latest entry in the series is XCOM 2.

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