Microsoft has recently said to be satisfied with the milestone accomplished by the Phantom Dust Remaster, which since May 16 has reached over one million players on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. A respectable outcome for a niche title released on the original Xbox.
For this occasion, the Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, Adam Isgreen has stated the following:
"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."
Along with the thank you message, the next update was also detailed, and Code Mystics is also trying to encourage players to perform daily logins. By accessing your Phantom Dust profile and playing a minimum of four hours during the week, in fact, you will be rewarded with a bonus skill.
Besides the usual bug fixes, the upcoming update will include in-game voice chat and make it easier to identify NPCs with this campaign.
Check out the changelog of the upcoming update for Phantom Dust Remaster below:
- 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
Phantom Dust is available for free on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Microsoft already said that the game's level of activity will determine how fast a new Phantom Dust project can be greenlighted, so you know what to do if you're interested in a true sequel.