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The Multiplayer Starter Pack

By | March 4, 2017

When Phantom Dust was first released on the original Xbox back in 2005 you got your skills and arsenal cases the old fashioned way, you earned them. The skill shop was not accessible until you got to Chapter 3 of the single player game. This initially locked off a big draw to many players, the online battles made of custom built arsenals (deck of skills). With the rerelease coming to… Read More »

Phantom Dust is Coming Soon

By | February 19, 2017

While we don’t have an official release date yet, it’s evident the rerelease of Phantom Dust for Xbox One and Windows 10 is getting close. Phil Spencer replied to a couple questions via Twitter to say that the game should be out before E3, the MS briefing is June 11th. Shannon Loftis, GM at Microsoft Studios Publishing, appeared on the most recent episode of This Week On Xbox to discuss… Read More »

Phantom Dust to Return in 2017

By | June 14, 2016

Microsoft’s Shannon Loftis announced that Phantom Dust will be returning in 2017 to Xbox One and Windows 10! In an interview with Geoff Keighley she said, “This is actually the original brought into the modern era. We are using the original assets from the Phantom Dust that was release by Microsoft Japan in 2003. We are updating some key parts of it, we are updating it with modern Xbox Live.” She… Read More »

New Trademark Filed for Phantom Dust

By | January 19, 2016

In December Microsoft’s Phil Spencer replied to a number of Tweets regarding the state of Xbox One’s Phantom Dust, stating once again that the game had not been scrapped. Spencer also briefly touched on Phantom Dust’s development during IGN’s Podcast Unlocked Ep 213 (62 min mark), back in September of 2015. Today, a number of gaming news sites have reported on the new trademark that was filed with the United States Patent… Read More »

More Details on the Reboot’s Rocky Start

By | April 10, 2015

Kotaku has published an in-depth article about the development of Phantom Dust for Xbox One, citing anonymous former Darkside Game Studios employees. According to these sources, serious discussions began in early 2014 about redoing Phantom Dust. The game had an early target release of August 2015. As reported in the last Phantom Dust article from Kotaku, it was originally going to be a multiplayer only game, but later was expanded… Read More »