Phoenix Point for Game Pass PC should’ve launched three days ago. That didn’t happen due to some certification issues. Today we learn that the release of Phoenix Point for Game Pass PC is further delayed due to extra work that has to be done to get the version ready.
The developer has the following to say:
Dear Fans, Backers, and Players,
We’re so excited to see so many of you playing Phoenix Point! The response to our launch has been overwhelming, and we’re absolutely thrilled to see the community discussing the game, streaming the game, and, most of all, playing the game in huge numbers!
We know that some of you are waiting for our release on Microsoft Xbox Game Pass for PC and the Microsoft Windows Store. We want to update you on the status of that.
The fact is we dropped the ball. 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.
This issue was not anticipated by us and has caused unexpected delay over and above our delay waiting for certification. 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.
As always, thank you for supporting Phoenix Point, and we hope to see you on the battlefield soon!
Phoenix Point is also launching on Xbox One early 2020.
Phoenix Point is a isometric tactical game in the vein of Xcom. The creator behind Phoenix Point is the mind behind the original Xcom games. This is the launch trailer for Phoenix Point: