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Phantom Dust released for free on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Phantom Dust, the classic Xbox action game from 2004, has been released for Windows 10 and Xbox One. And that's not all, the game is completely free, at least for the singleplayer. The game is set in post-apocalyptic Earth, with the hero suffering from amnesia like many of the survivors.  Battles in the game take place like collectible card games (similar to Hearhstone).

Phantom Dust free Windows 10 Xbox One

Phantom Dust was supposed to arrive in the form of a re-make, which was announced at E3 2014, but the game was canceled. A couple of days back, Aaron Greenberg, the head of Microsoft Xbox, announced that a remastered version of Phantom Dust will be released for free.According to him, the re-release is the same original game, but with support for 16:9 aspect ratio, and better FPS (frame rate per second) updates.

The game supports Xbox play anywhere, with cross platform saves between Xbox One and Windows 10, and cross-device online play between the too.There are some game balance improvements, controller support, and 45 achievements as well.

Phantom Dust Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33GHz | AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 | AMD Radeon HD 7750
  • HDD: About 9.5GB storage space
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Phantom Dust Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS:  Windows 10 64-bit
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 @ 2.80GHz | AMD FX-6120
  • Graphics:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti | AMD Radeon R7 260

Now, even though the game  has been released, searching for Phantom Dust on the Windows Store app, there is no game on the search results page. The only thing we see is the multiplayer starter card pack, which is free. But, when you go through Microsoft's Store in your browser, and visit the Phantom Dust page, and click buy for free, the game is added to your library, and you can download it from there.

Phantom Dust is actually a free to play game, with the single player version being completely free. The only optional in-app purchases are for the multiplayer card decks.