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It seems like Phantom Dust might be making a comeback on the Xbox One. The unofficial Phantom Dust fansite was recently opened again after the news that Microsoft might consider making a Phantom Dust sequel. The interesting part here is not the reopening, it was the fact that how Phil Spencer retweeted the news, perhaps hinting at a possibility of the sequel.
Journalist Nick Robinson made this tweet, which showed the recent update to the unofficial fansite of Phantom Dust, which got reopened after almost 6 years due to the recent rumors of Microsoft considering a sequel. This tweet was then re-tweeted by Phil Spencer.
— Nick Robinson (@Babylonian) January 9, 2014
Phantom Dust was an Xbox exclusive RPG from Yukio Futatsugi, the creator of Panzor Dragon. He has released Crimson Dragon on Xbox One. Phil Spencer was recently asked about developer support from Japan for Xbox One. He assured that there are definitely some Xbox One exclusives in the pipeline from Japan. He also expressed interest in working with Yukio Futatsugi for potential future projects, during which Phantom Dust was also brought up in discussion.
“I’ve been a big fan of our partnerships in Japan,” Spencer said. “Futatsugi just finished Crimson Dragon, and I’m proud of what he was able to do. We’re talking to him about what we might want to do next with him. There’s some interest out there in some older [intellectual property]. Phantom Dust has come up around whether we would want to reboot that franchise. It’s a discussion right now; there’s nothing’s signed. But we’re talking. It does seem like there’s a lot of interest around that. And we have a good long relationship with him and I think that would be good.”
So there is a good chance that Phantom Dust or any of the other Xbox classics might make it to Xbox One, as Phil Spencer has also expressed interest in other franchises.
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