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Crystal Dynamics, the developer behind Rise of the Tomb Raider and Marvel’s Avengers, is partnering with The Initiative to co-develop Microsoft’s highly anticipated reboot of Rare’s N64 classic, Perfect Dark. This is an unexpected development, as Crystal Dynamics is a subsidiary owned by Square Enix.

“The teams couldn’t pass up a chance to work together,” another tweet reads. “We’re still early in development, but incredibly excited to use this unique opportunity to deliver on the vision for Perfect Dark!”

Microsoft announced its Perfect Dark reboot in December 2020. There is still no indication of when it might be released, but the game will be available to play exclusively on Xbox Series X|S consoles. It is also coming day one to Xbox Game Pass.

From Darrel Gallagher, The Initiative’s studio head:

With Perfect Dark, we’re aiming to deliver a secret agent thriller set in a near-future world.

We have built the Perfect Dark team at The Initiative by bringing in some of the most talented game makers from around the industry who all share a passion for storytelling, world-building and creating memorable game experiences. With the full backing from Xbox Studios to re-imagine one of the best loved IPs from gaming history, we couldn’t be more excited to share some of our early ideas.

The Initiative hasn’t shared anything substantial regarding its Perfect Dark reboot beyond an announce trailer and developer interview, both of which were released nearly a year ago. Those can be viewed below.

Source: The Initiative

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3 Comments

  1. Oh, the untalented devs that are responsible for its Marvel’s Avengers huge bug issues disaster after a year later, huh?!

    Yeah, what could go wrong?! Nice strategic choice there, MS! /s 😏

  2. [QUOTE=”GunShot, post: 41762, member: 1790″]
    Oh, the untalented devs that are responsible for its Marvel’s Avengers huge bug issues disaster after a year later, huh?!

    Yeah, what could go wrong?! Nice strategic choice there, MS! /s 😏
    [/QUOTE]
    The end game was non-existent, but up until that point I kinda liked Avengers, and I’m looking forward to GoG. Kinda the same way I felt about Anthem

  3. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 41763, member: 96″]
    The end game was non-existent, but up until that point I kinda liked Avengers, and I’m looking forward to GoG. Kinda the same way I felt about Anthem
    [/QUOTE]
    Good to know on Avengers. I’ve been curious about it for the single-player campaign and have read a lot of mixed reviews for it. I’ve always wanted a modern version of Ultimate Alliance but it seems like that’ll never happen.

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