Phoenix Point Delayed for Windows Store, Xbox Game Pass for PC

By Heidi Nicholas,
Phoenix Point has had a little bit of a rickety path to release. Its initial release date of September 3rd was moved back four months to December, and it has now released, but not on the Windows Store. Snapshot have shared a message about this, saying that Phoenix Point has been delayed for the Windows Store and for Xbox Game Pass for PC.

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"We’re so excited to see so many of you playing Phoenix Point!" the message reads. "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." Snapshot cite their inexperience with getting games ready for the Microsoft Store and Game pass, saying, "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."

It seems those issues then go further, as Snapshot say that they 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 say that the unexpected issues have added up on top of the issue regarding certification. Whilst they had initially hoped to get things going on Game Pass today, "it now seems like there will be further delays." As of yet, they don't have a release date or timeframe for when Phoenix Point will be on Game Pass for PC or the Windows Store. Snapshot finish the message, saying, "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."

We'll keep you updated with Phoenix Point's release date for the Windows Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!