The Initiative has announced that it will be partnering with Marvel's Avengers and Tomb Raider's Crystal Dynamics to develop the upcoming reboot of Perfect Dark.
The Initiative shared the news on Twitter, saying that the two teams "couldn't pass up a chance to work together."
Perfect Dark update! We are partnering with Crystal Dynamics, the world class team behind character-driven games such as Tomb Raider, to bring this first-person spy thriller to a new generation. pic.twitter.com/EiqjU99wMa
— TheInitiative (@TheInitiative) September 24, 2021
"Perfect Dark update! We are partnering with Crystal Dynamics, the world class team behind character-driven games such as Tomb Raider, to bring this first-person spy thriller to a new generation," The Initiative wrote. "The teams couldn’t pass up a chance to work together. We’re still early in development, but incredibly excited to use this unique opportunity to deliver on the vision for Perfect Dark!"
Crystal Dynamics Quote Tweeted The Initiative's Tweet, saying that not only is it excited to "join forces," but that it is "thrilled to add Perfect Dark to our development efforts alongside Marvel's Avengers and Tomb Raider."
"We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with @TheInitiative to bring Perfect Dark to a new generation of gamers! We thrive on reimagining epic heroes and can’t wait to realize this first-person spy thriller together," Crystal Dynamics wrote. "We’re thrilled to add Perfect Dark to our development efforts alongside Marvel’s Avengers and Tomb Raider."
These studios actually have a lot more in common than many may realize as The Initiative's studio head Darrell Gallagher was the head of studio of Crystal Dynamics from 2009-2016.
Perfect Dark was revealed at The Game Awards 2020 as a first-person shooter with an "eco sci-fi" theme. While it was only unveiled with a cinematic trailer, game director Dan Neuburger said that "there really isn't a game out there that's hitting that sort of blockbuster secret agent vision." The team, which was founded in 2018 and is billed as an "AAAA" studio, will hopefully solve that problem.
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