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XCOM-Inspired Phoenix Point Becomes Latest Epic Games Store Coup

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The Epic Games Store has nabbed another high-profile exclusive, adding Phoenix Point to its list of unique content.

As is the case with Close to the Sun, Metro Exodus, and Hades, Phoenix Point will have a year’s exclusivity to Epic’s storefront on both PC and Mac.

To help assuage concerns, those who backed the game during its Fig campaign or have since preordered it will receive the first year’s DLC completely free of charge.

Meanwhile, anyone who opposes Snapshot Games’s decision will be able to request a full refund. Nevertheless, backers will also still receive a Steam or GOG.com key once the exclusivity period expires.

Phoenix Point will still be available on Xbox One. The game is currently expected to have its full release in September 2019 following a three-month delay earlier this year.

Following the furore over Metro Exodus’s exclusivity to Epic’s storefront, OnlySP’s Ben Newman argued that the competition with Valve may be beneficial for single-player-oriented development teams.

For all the latest on Phoenix Point and much more from the world of single-player gaming, be sure to bookmark OnlySP and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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Telltale Games Catalog to be Removed From GOG Next Week

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Fans of the late developer Telltale Games should hurry to pick up its games quick, as PC players may not be able to buy the titles for much longer.

Digital retailer GOG has announced that Telltale’s game will be listed from the store’s website come May 27.

The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and Batman: The Enemy Within are just a few of the titles that will fall victim to the delisting. Tales from the Borderlands specifically was already removed from Steam sometime this week.

Fans of Telltale’s Borderlands spin-off have a sliver of hope however, as 2K says that it is working to bring the title back to digital platforms as soon as it can. A 2K spokesperson confirmed the news to Eurogamer.

“We are working to get Tales from the Borderlands back up on digital storefronts as soon as possible. All prior digital purchases of the game will of course still be honoured and supported.”

There is no word on if the same will happen over at Steam or other digital retailers, but fans should assume the worst. The internet-wide delisting is a result of Telltale’s demise late last year.

Though much of the Telltale catalog will be affected, its most influential title, The Walking Dead, will still be made available through the Epic Games Store.

Those who already own any of the games delisting next week should note that they will still be able to play the games as they please.

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