Phantom Dust Remaster Reaches 1 Million Players

Did the gambit pay off?

Posted By | On 26th, Jun. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Microsoft stealth released the Phantom Dust remaster on May 16 without any fanfare- but they gave it one crucial shot in the arm so that it would do well- they made it absolutely free. For everyone. Absolutely free, no hidden clauses, no asterisks.

Did the gambit pay off? Apparently. Adam Isgreen, Creative Director at Microsoft Studios has announced that the game now has 1 million players- given that it’s a free download, that presumably means it has ‘sold’ 1 million copies.

“On behalf of Microsoft and Code Mystics, we’d just like to say thank you to the over one million players out there that have checked the game out – this blows away the original numbers of players the game had when first released, and we couldn’t be happier with the level of exposure that it has received,” he said.

Additionally, a new patch for the game was also announced, which you can see the patch notes for for yourself below. Phantom Dust is available on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One.

  • Expansion skills are now available! (after Wednesday game update)
  • In-game voice chat
  • NPC mission guide
  • Optimized performance options
  • Updated Quick Match behavior to handle full lobbies more gracefully
  • Resolved screen orientation issue that was present on some devices
  • Fixed a bug on PC where title performance would dip on some systems when the VSync toggle option is set to off
  • Fixed a bug where the active user can be changed without returning to the Phantom Dust title screen after a prompted sign in following a sign out from the main menu
  • Fixed a bug where the cursor navigation inputs remain permanently active when a gamepad is disconnected while a cursor navigation input is held

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  • XterminatorbotMK1

    They said the game has 1 million players who checked it out. That doesn’t mean 1 million active players, simpleton.

    Knowing how desperately Microsoft seems to be they’re probably counting people who downloaded it because it was free but didn’t even boot it up.

    • Dougdec92

      now that is the comment i have been looking for!!

  • Mr Xrat

    A million for a F2P game that got hyped for weeks during a drought. Not too hot tbh.

    • zcar_driver

      Did you read the article?
      “Microsoft stealth released the Phantom Dust remaster on May 16 without any fanfare”

    • It_Is_What_It_Is

      Hey when you need material to downplay just make it up as you go by.

    • Mr Xrat

      You mean all the talking up they did of it on their social media channels, including mid-tier losers like Isgreen who threatened there’d be nothing else if people didn’t play it?

    • zcar_driver

      The article states there was no big hype. I realize you have your own agenda here although I don’t understand it. I wouldn’t call talking a game up on their social media channels all that much hype, I never even heard of Isgreen? The game is ok only played about 1 hr. kinda of different. its free give it a try.

    • Psionicinversion

      just have to keep on lying dont you!

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