20 minutes of new Phantom Dust remastered gameplay has been released to Polygon, showing how the game runs on the Xbox One. Phantom Dust, a 2004 title for the original Xbox, has had a remake worked on it for the last few years, but we haven’t had much information about it.
There was also going to be a remake of the game, but that was cancelled a while ago so the remastering is the only Phantom Dust-related thing you’re going to get for the time being. What started out as a labor of love carried out in secret by other members of Microsoft has since become a full-fledged remastering, which will run at 1080p resolution and 4K on the Xbox One and Windows 10.
The new Phantom Dust remastered gameplay looks great, however, even if it’s mainly just a pair of characters chasing each other around environments and lobbing spells at one another, essentially how the first game worked. A mixture not only of arena battles but also collectible card games, Phantom Dust revolved around players with special powers on a post-apocalyptic Earth, who had to find out what happened to the planet.
The problem with that is, everyone on Earth has been stricken with amnesia, leaving information on what happened very rare. By completing the various missions, players gain new powers, which they can put into loadouts that they can bring on subsequent missions.
While there isn’t a confirmed release date for the game yet, the new Phantom Dust remastered gameplay points towards it being in a pretty late stage of development. With that in mind, we’ll likely be seeing it at E3, and hopefully then we’ll get a release date.
In the meantime, the Phantom Dust remaster will likely be an Xbox One and PC exclusive, so Playstation players will be out of luck. To see the gameplay for yourself, look further up the article.