Original X-COM creator faces backlash after signing Epic Games store exclusive deal for Phoenix Point

The creator of the original X-COM, Julian Gollop has endured a backlash after signing a Epic Games store exclusivity deal for his next title.

Hotly-anticipated turn-based strategy game Phoenix Point, billed as a spiritual successor to the original X-COM, was crowdfunded to the tune of $765,948 by over 10,000 backers back in June 2017. At the time, a Steam key for Phoenix Point was promised to those who’d helped make the game a reality.

Fast forward to March 2019, and Phoenix Point is now exclusive to the Epic Games store for one year. While backers will get a Steam or GOG key after the first year in addition to their Epic key, they’ll also get three DLC packs for free. Gollop is also offering a full refund to any backer who wants it.

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Original Post By – Eurogamer 

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