Maker original X-Com sets teaser for new strategy game

Mar

19

2016

Julian Gollop, one of the ringleaders behind UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-Com: Apocalypse, is working on a new strategy game which at least in the broadly complies with the X-Com formula. The game is called Phoenix Point.

The teaser site for Phoenix Point currently contains virtually no information. The background image does show the silhouette of a creature reminiscent of the Chryssalids from Xcom and Xcom 2, the modern games in 2012 and 2016 respectively may be aliens, also in Phoenix point the enemy. The tweet Gollop reveals more: Briton speaks of ‘turn-based tactical combat and world-based strategy’, which have always been two main games in the X-Com franchise. The game, however, does not contribute to the Xcom name because the rights it currently owned by publisher Take-Two Interactive.

Gollop is since 1983 active in the game industry. In addition to the first and third X-Com games from ’94 and ’97 he has titles like Laser Squad, Chaos: Battle of the Wizards and Lords of Chaos to his name. His studio, Snapshot Games, also has a new Chaos-made game called Chaos Reborn. Although it is certain not complete at this time that Gollop working on a game in the same style as original X-Com, there are other studios already walking down that path. One is Goldhawk Interactive with their game Xenonauts, trying to remain as faithful as possible to the original X-Com formula.

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