By Bryan Smith on June 14, 2016 at 8:40pm
As reported by DualShockers, Microsoft's Shannon Loftis announced during a YouTube Live broadcasting with Geoff Keighley at E3 2016 that they're working on a remaster of the Xbox original "Phantom Dust."
This news bit may need some contextualization. A remake of the original "Phantom Dust" was announced at E3 2014 by Microsoft, being working on by Darkside Studios. However, Microsoft poorly miscommunicated with the studios on what they want, where at first they were happy with what Darkside Studios was working on but then they wanted something else without additional funding. So Microsoft shut down Darkside Studios when the studio couldn't do more with the game and cancelled their version of "Phantom Dust" while promising they'll be working on another one.
So now "Phantom Dust" is going to be a remaster of the original Xbox classic game instead of a remake. The original assets will be used in addition to support for Xbox Live and Xbox One/PC (Windows 10). The remastered version of "Phantom Dust" is set to release sometime in 2017 and is part of the Play Anywhere program, allowing cross-play and cross-buy.