Phil Spencer: Microsoft Still Committed To Phantom Dust
That said, it won’t be at Gamescom.
Microsoft announced that it would be reviving its classic Xbox brand, The Phantom Dust, for the Xbox One a coupe of E3s ago, to great general excitement- the original game is a cult classic, and seeing it reborn with the more powerful Xbox One was a prospect that greatly excited many.
Which is why the news of the game’s development studio being shut down, and the subsequent (apparent) suspension in its development, was so saddening to so many. However, today on Twitter, Xbox boss Phil Spencer responded to a fan query about the game, confirming that while the game will not be at Gamescom this year, Microsoft is still committed to developing the title.
Of course, if that is true, why was the old studio shut down? Why was it not replaced with a new studio to continue development? Why has Microsoft acted so cagey about the game since February, when its cancellation was announced?
As is so often the case with these things, I will continue to be skeptical until evidence to the contrary is provided to me.