Julian Gollop is somewhat of a legend in the business. His most popular contribution to games is X-COM: UFO Defense, one of the most influential tactical RPGs of all time. Firaxis Games revived the old franchise with XCOM: Enemy Unknown in 2008, but we've seen nothing from this lineage of games since XCOM 2 in 2016. That isn't to say that their haven't been "XCOM-like" games since - there's almost too many of those to count. But when Gollop opens a studio to throw his hat back into the ring that he made famous, it's hard to to get excited about the prospect of a new game in the subgenre. Considering all we've seen of Phoenix Point thus far, we have a lot to be excited about.