Microsoft's revival of Xbox cult hit Phantom Dust will be a little bit longer in coming. The game is no longer in active development, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg told Gamertag Radio in an interview at E3 — but it's also not canceled, he said.
"It's been a passion project for [Xbox head Phil Spencer] and a lot of folks on the team," Greenberg said. "We're exploring what we're going to do longer term with Phantom Dust. The project is not canceled. We don't have an active developer on it right now but it's a project that, like many things, will take a little more time. But at this point we're not giving any more updates on it."
Microsoft unveiled the new Phantom Dust at last year's E3 in the form of a pre-rendered trailer. While the company never announced who was leading development on the game or when it would be out, the developer's identity — Darkside Game Studios — came to light after the studio's closure. After that revelation, Greenberg said Microsoft was still going "full steam ahead" on its new Phantom Dust. The game did not show up at E3 2015.
Phantom Dust is a card-based, action-strategy game designed by Yukio Futatsugi, who oversaw development of the Panzer Dragoon series on Saturn and Crimson Dragon for Xbox One.