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wwm0nkey
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(04-21-2017, 02:34 PM)
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Okay so awhile ago it was announced that the Phantom Dust port would be coming out before E3, which is now about 7 weeks away. After that announcement all we have heard was that they got the original cut scene files in and one screenshot of the game.

What is weird though is that this doesn't look bad or anything, I mean its a port with no other enhancements besides higher resolution and online play re-enabled, so for what it is it looks good. This actually brings up another point too, it took FOREVER since this was announced to get a clear answer if it was 480p or not since they were being really secretive about that for no good reason.

We are weeks away from launch of this game with nothing to really go on but a picture, they have to at least have a release date locked down right? If we go by the Tuesday releases here are the possible dates for it to come out:

4/25
5/2
5/9
5/16
5/23
5/30
6/6

So, take your bets I guess.
PartTimeWarrior
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(04-21-2017, 02:35 PM)
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I bet it'll release during the Xbox E3 conference
piratepwnsninja
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(04-21-2017, 02:36 PM)
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Microsoft Press Event is technically before E3 proper starts. I could totally see them showing the game at the Press Event then going, "And it's available now!"
SomedayTheFire
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(04-21-2017, 02:36 PM)
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uh it's a port. they'll release a short trailer and drop it on store one day. that's it. no need to pump any more cash into it.
hydrophilic attack
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(04-21-2017, 02:37 PM)
I mean, they don't expect much for this game. They are basically just putting it out to avoid losing face about cancelling the actually new game that they promised their fans at E3.
Not Drake
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(04-21-2017, 02:37 PM)
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My bet is it's not coming out before E3.
wwm0nkey
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(04-21-2017, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by piratepwnsninja

Microsoft Press Event is technically before E3 proper starts. I could totally see them showing the game at the Press Event then going, "And it's available now!"

I will be a bit upset if thats the case, but also it would be better for sales probably
TheGreenArrow
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(04-21-2017, 02:38 PM)
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I'm so excited for this. It was such a blast online back in the day. I'm guessing it'll be released during E3 Week.

Stupid question, but do we know if there are any changes to the game? Or is it just literally a straight port.
sixteen-bit
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(04-21-2017, 02:38 PM)
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My frothing demand for this game increases.
DriftingSpirit
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(04-21-2017, 02:39 PM)
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They didn't announce it was coming before E3. They said they hoped it would come before E3, if I remember correctly.
Varg
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(04-21-2017, 02:41 PM)
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I really enjoyed he voodoo Vince remaster so I hope this is of the same quality . Will be my first windows 10 purchase if i hear positive reviews .
nstine
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(04-21-2017, 02:47 PM)

Originally Posted by TheGreenArrow

I'm so excited for this. It was such a blast online back in the day. I'm guessing it'll be released during E3 Week.

Stupid question, but do we know if there are any changes to the game? Or is it just literally a straight port.

I think the only announced changes to the game are to make it easier to jump straight into multiplayer and of course support for modern Xbox Live. At one point I also think they asked fans of the original game if there were any balancing changes that people wanted them to make.
Theorry
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(04-21-2017, 02:48 PM)
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Games with Gold release. Bookmark it. :D

Originally Posted by DriftingSpirit

They didn't announce it was coming before E3. They said they hoped it would come before E3, if I remember correctly.

Yes.
blakep267
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(04-21-2017, 02:48 PM)
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Calling it now. GwG for May

Edit: dammit

I did say it in the Microsoft studios thread though
hydrophilic attack
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(04-21-2017, 02:49 PM)

Originally Posted by Theorry

Games with Gold release. Bookmark it. :D



Yes.

Originally Posted by blakep267

Calling it now. GwG for May

that would be pretty ace
Zeta Oni
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(04-21-2017, 02:51 PM)
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I've talked about this before actually:

Originally Posted by Zeta Oni

It's a very interesting situation.

So back at E3 when this game was revealed, around the same time we had Adam Isgreen say here on GAF that they didn't want to promise anything they might not be able do and at worst, we can expect a perfect port of PD with a steadier frame rate.

Which is a bit odd by itself, but we also have a Polygon interview with Phil Spencer where he revealed some background on how he had only heard about the rerelease just weeks before E3, and how apparently the game was nearly finished by then.

So, if the port was nearly finished a year ago, your left to wonder what could have been going on this last year. We still don't even have a solid release date, just a vague "before E3".

What I'm left to believe is a few possibilities:

A. The game has been held back to line up with the release of Arena and the updated Club feature for the Xbox OS, as both were featured heavily in the reveal for the rerelease.

And/or B. They took the time to do what they could graphically to the game which has resulted into something between a remaster and a simple port

And my own tinfoil hat theory:

And/or C. The time spent working on the game (either by MS or Code Mystics, the other team working on the rerelease who also did some work on Rare Replay hint hint) resulted in an emulator (or perhaps an easy way of porting) for the OG Xbox, and the rerelease might give that megaton away, so they are holding it until right next to E3 so they can drop that bomb.

And now we can add:

D. possible GwG
NoKisum
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(04-21-2017, 02:52 PM)
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After the bad press about the cancelled remake/sequel, MS will probably wait to do a proper reveal and release all in the same day.
Cyberia
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(04-21-2017, 02:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by DriftingSpirit

They didn't announce it was coming before E3. They said they hoped it would come before E3, if I remember correctly.

In a Twitter exchange today, Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed that the Phantom Dust HD remaster is coming this year, and should be launching sometime before E3 2017.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...e-e3-2017.aspx
Wereroku
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(04-21-2017, 02:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheGreenArrow

I'm so excited for this. It was such a blast online back in the day. I'm guessing it'll be released during E3 Week.

Stupid question, but do we know if there are any changes to the game? Or is it just literally a straight port.

They made all the cards in MP available without having to play the campaign. I think they also made some balance changes. Also the game should run better and has some amount of graphical improvements but is still mostly using the original assets.
TheGreenArrow
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(04-21-2017, 02:58 PM)
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Thanks for the answers errybody.
And the GwG thing didn't even cross my mind.
That'd be a great idea. Give this game some rocket league style exposure.
DriftingSpirit
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(04-21-2017, 02:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cyberia

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...e-e3-2017.aspx

This is the source -

https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/825773179138215936
wwm0nkey
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(04-21-2017, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeta Oni

I've talked about this before actually:



And now we can add:

D. possible GwG

Arena and Clubs are going live really soon arent they?
m23
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(04-21-2017, 03:02 PM)
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They'll announce a sequel being in development and that this port is available now during the presser.

Believe.
Zeta Oni
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(04-21-2017, 03:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wereroku

They made all the cards in MP available without having to play the campaign. I think they also made some balance changes. Also the game should run better and has some amount of graphical improvements but is still mostly using the original assets.

If I'm not mistaken, this is actually a bit more complicated:

What they are doing is releasing a free "Multiplayer Starter Pack" containing 33 Skills so you can make a custom Arsenal from the beginning rather than having to play the single player until Chapter 3*.

The full list of skills contained in the pack can be found here.

The multiplayer skill shop will be available from the get go, but you still have to earn all those skills not contained in the free DLC with credits.

Originally Posted by wwm0nkey

Arena and Clubs are going live really soon arent they?

Yes, should be available for everyone outside of preview users in the coming weeks, id like to think sometime early May.
Last edited by Zeta Oni; 04-21-2017 at 03:10 PM. Reason: *Correction
Freiya
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(04-21-2017, 03:04 PM)
This is my fav game of all time and I still can't get excited about a lame ass port that has zero visual work done.
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(04-21-2017, 03:06 PM)
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At this point, it's definitely going to be released either right before E3 or during the show.
wwm0nkey
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(04-21-2017, 03:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Freiya

This is my fav game of all time and I still can't get excited about a lame ass port that has zero visual work done.

I mean its in HD, so thats something.
Theorry
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(04-21-2017, 03:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Freiya

This is my fav game of all time and I still can't get excited about a lame ass port that has zero visual work done.

There has been some work done.
Clive
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(04-21-2017, 03:12 PM)
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It's a port of a very old niche game and it's digital-only. It doesn't really need a release date months ahead of launch. Looking forward to playing it for the first time personally but I can see why Microsoft isn't powering up the big Hype Machine.
opricnik
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(04-21-2017, 03:15 PM)
They killed any hype for it when they said it will be 480p? upscaled not even full remaster, let alone it was a remake once
wwm0nkey
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(04-21-2017, 03:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by opricnik

They killed any hype for it when they said it will be 480p? upscaled not even full remaster, let alone it was a remake once

It's not 480p, it's HD
Theorry
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(04-21-2017, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Clive

It's a port of a very old niche game and it's digital-only. It doesn't really need a release date months ahead of launch. Looking forward to playing it for the first time personally but I can see why Microsoft isn't powering up the big Hype Machine.

Its also made internally with some leftover budget Loftis said. She "found" some money wich was for something else but wasnt used.
Ishmae1
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(04-21-2017, 03:21 PM)
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You'll hear more about Phantom Dust next week.
Strootman
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(04-21-2017, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishmae1

You'll hear more about Phantom Dust next week.

:)
wwm0nkey
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(04-21-2017, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishmae1

You'll hear more about Phantom Dust next week.

Wooooo!
DriftingSpirit
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(04-21-2017, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishmae1

You'll hear more about Phantom Dust next week.

You got the goods or are you just guessing?
Reineldinho
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(04-21-2017, 03:22 PM)
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Is this an ID@XBOX game or is it published by MS?

(looking forward to it anyhow)
opricnik
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(04-21-2017, 03:23 PM)

Originally Posted by wwm0nkey

It's not 480p, it's HD

They said they didnt touch game internal resolution so pretty sure it means 480p .

Just upscaled to HD UI and Resolutions.

but game itself is 480p
Bits N Pieces
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(04-21-2017, 03:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishmae1

You'll hear more about Phantom Dust next week.

Well that's that then :)
Spade
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(04-21-2017, 03:25 PM)
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So long as it comes out and runs well, it'll be worth the wait for me. That being said I wouldn't be surprised at all if they released it 6/6.

Originally Posted by Ishmae1

You'll hear more about Phantom Dust next week.

:)
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Theorry
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(04-21-2017, 03:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishmae1

You'll hear more about Phantom Dust next week.

Next week is the 28th. Perfect time to announce the May Games with Gold. :D
Zeta Oni
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(04-21-2017, 03:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishmae1

You'll hear more about Phantom Dust next week.



Originally Posted by Reineldinho

Is this an ID@XBOX game or is it published by MS?

(looking forward to it anyhow)

Published by MS.
m23
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(04-21-2017, 03:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by DriftingSpirit

You got the goods or are you just guessing?

He's from Xbox.
ForkNetwork
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(04-21-2017, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishmae1

You'll hear more about Phantom Dust next week.

hey ho lets go
The Salt Life
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(04-21-2017, 03:28 PM)
I don't think it was "announced"
Phil briefly mentioned it in passing during an interview. Will probably come out day of E3.
DriftingSpirit
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(04-21-2017, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by m23

He's from Xbox.

Thanks
Sjefen
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(04-21-2017, 03:29 PM)
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If it gets same treatment as PS4 ports; one tweet
m23
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(04-21-2017, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Theorry

Next week is the 28th. Perfect time to announce the May Games with Gold. :D

Would be so amazing.
Taliban Stan
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(04-21-2017, 03:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Theorry

Next week is the 28th. Perfect time to announce the May Games with Gold. :D

Launching on GwG would be an amazing thing for this game imo.
Strootman
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(04-21-2017, 03:30 PM)
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I agree in making it a gwg title. Then if the game takes off, develop a sequel.

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