A slight snag for those waiting on Game Pass.
The spiritual successor to XCOM is here now with Phoenix Point. You will find yourself pitted against mutants in an Earth that’s been ravaged by the Pandoravirus as mankind is on its last legs. The game was originally set to release in September but was delayed until this month. But it seems – unfortunately – that that won’t be the last delay, as those waiting for the Game Pass version will have to keep waiting.
In a forum post from developer Snapshot Games, they revealed that the Game Pass version for both the Xbox and PC will be delayed along with the Microsoft Store listing of the game. They admit to dropping the ball, and not preparing well behind the scenes.
“The fact is we dropped the ball,” the developer wrote. “We were exceedingly busy getting the game itself ready, and being inexperienced with Game Pass and the Microsoft Store, we simply had not properly prepared the groundwork to get the game released on time on these platforms. Compared to other platforms we’re on these platforms require a number of pre-requisites, from Microsoft certification to legal documentation review. While these are now mostly complete, they have given rise to a number of new delays.
“Specifically, we are currently unable to make the same content available on Microsoft’s platform that is available to players on other platforms. Since we want to make sure all players have access to all versions of Phoenix Point regardless of where they choose to play, we need to get this working before we can release.”
They unfortunately have no ETA for when the game will hit Game Pass or the Microsoft Store.
“This issue was not anticipated by us and has caused unexpected delay over and above our delay waiting for certification,” Snapshot Games wrote. “We had hoped to have Game Pass players, at least, up and running today, but it now seems like there will be further delays. We do not have an ETA for Phoenix Point on Game Pass or the Windows Store yet. Please know we are working as hard and as quickly as possible with our partners at Microsoft to resolve these issues and will keep you informed.”
Phoenix Point is available now for PC, which you can see the launch trailer for here, and will see PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions in early 2020.