Publisher/developer Microsoft Game Studios Format Xbox One Release TBA
Better known for directing Panzer Dragoon, Yukio Futatsugi also created cult 2004 Xbox title Phantom
Dust. It mixed online thirdperson action with cardbattling elements, and now Xbox One will host a remake. Set in a future where the appearance of a memory-sapping dust has forced most humans underground, a select few have gained the ability to channel their thoughts into pure energy. Players can customise their arsenal by collecting and assigning skills like building a card deck, a clunky mechanic in the original that will be honed here. The 374 available skills are also being rebalanced to ensure that cards such as Psycho Sniper and Venom Fang are no longer overpowered. Although noncommittal, Ken Lobb has also been talking up
Killer Instinct in the context of growing Phantom Dust, so expect a free-to-play model here too.