Microsoft announces that The Initiative will work with Crystal Dynamics on Perfect Dark


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Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s games division, came to announce that the The Initiative, the team responsible for the reboot of the Perfect Dark, will go join Crystal Dynamics in game development. So we have an Xbox Game Studios studio and a Square Enix studio working on the same project.

Darrell Gallagher, Head and Director of The Initiative, was also head of Crystal Dynamics. That way he will work with a team he is already used to. Remember, The Iniative was a studio that started from scratch formed in large part by ex-Playstation who helped create God of War and The Last of Us.

Phil Spencer of this:

Great to see the momentum and the continuous progress on Perfect Dark. I’m thrilled to have Crystal Dynamics partner with The Initiative.

Perfect Dark Update! We’re partnering with Crystal Dynamics, the world-class team behind character-based games like Tomb Raider, to bring this spy thriller in first person for a new generation.

Teams could not fail to work together. we are still in start of development, but incredibly excited to use this unique opportunity to realize Perfect Dark’s vision!

Note that the game will only be for new generation consoles and that it is in early development. We believe that the design phase has passed and started in game production. Phil Spencer who says he’s in “Continuous progress”, so there should be no development issues, but things should be speeded up now with a support studio of this size.

Certainly call the team behind the Rise of the Tomb Raider to help with game production it’s big news and we are happy that more and more talented people are joining for this title that seems to be really ambitious.