Perfect Dark re-imagining is in development at The Initiative

Microsoft’s have confirmed the game that’s in development at their homegrown game studio, The Initiative, and it’s one that’s sure to please long time fans of the N64.

That’s right, The Initiative are developing Perfect Dark.


All that’s been released so far is the above world-building cinematic trailer, establishing a future world that has been ravaged by climate change, but with mega-corporations stepping in to offer… solutions.

It’s a re-imagining of the classic N64 first person shooter, but it will still be a secret agent thriller.

The Initiative was founded back in 2018, with Microsoft announcing the new studio alongside the acquisition of Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games. The studio is led by the former Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher, and has been on a hiring spree over since then, drawing together a team of big names from across the industry.

If we had to guess, we’d say this is in development for Xbox Series X|S and PC, leaving the Xbox One behind, but nothing’s confirmed just yet. Whenever it comes out, we’re pretty interested to see what The Initiative can pull off.

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