The money that Phoenix Point developers Snapshot Games received from Epic as part of the its exclusivity deal helped make the game better, sooner. In an interview with PCGamesN at E3 2019, studio founder Julian Gollop outlined the ways in which the deal with Epic benefited the studio.
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The deal Phoenix Point developer Snapshot games struck with Epic Games to make the turn-based tactics title a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store was likely worth more than $2 million USD, according to one investor who helped finance the game on Fig. Working backwards from the numbers announced in an email from Fig, this investor believes Epic probably paid Snapshot about $2.25 million for the exclusivity deal, using SEC filings and already-published information on breakeven points and revenue splits.
Phoenix Point developer Snapshot Games has received criticism from customers over its decision to release the game as an Epic Store exclusive for 12 months. Since the announcement earlier this week, some of the game’s crowdfunding backers have been complaining about the new storefront.
Phoenix Point, which I think we’ll be introducing as “the spiritual successor to X-Com from co-designer Julian Gollop” is set to launch this year – but it won’t be on the originally announced platforms of Steam and GOG. Instead, Phoenix Point joins the growing list of timed Epic Games store exclusives like Metro Exodus.
Phoenix Point, the spiritual successor to X-Com currently being developed by one of the strategy series’ original creators, has been delayed. In a brief message posted last night, Julian Collop, CEO and chief designer of developer Snapshot Games, confirmed that the title’s release has been pushed back.