If the exclusivity switch for Phoenix Point wasn’t enough bad news, this surely is. Snapshot Games staff member UnstableVoltage took to their forums today to let fans know of the delay plus some information for backers.
First of all, the game has been delayed all the way to December which is a substantial leap from its September release date. This is reportedly in order to keep crunch to a minimum along with hit the high standards they’re hoping for. For that reason it is good, but it still has to be a shame for those excited to play the game. Thankfully, their desire is for the game to be “one of your favorite games of all time” which means it will hopefully be worth the wait.
Despite that bad news, there’s some good if you’re a backer of the game. On the original September 3rd release date, you will be receiving Backer Build 5! This is intended to not only let backers try a more polished version of the game, but also allow for more feedback before launch.
All in all, the game is still something worth being excited for (despite the exclusivity deal). Phoenix Point will release on PC and Xbox One sometime in December for $39.99.