Perfect Dark may be getting support from Halo, Call of Duty and Doom developers


According to a new rumor, the next reboot Perfect Dark from Microsoft will receive developer help Certain Affinity — a studio with former Bungie employees who worked on several Call of Duty and Halo games, including Halo Infinite, and even the recent Doom reboot.

Since it was officially revealed at The Game Awards in December 2020, little has been heard about the third game in the Perfect Dark series. It is mainly being developed by the new studio The Initiative, which includes former Tomb Raider developers at Crystal Dynamics – and just a few months ago it was announced that the company itself Crystal Dynamics would be helping with Perfect Dark.

Now, according to journalist Jez Corden on the Xbox Two podcast, it looks like another studio could be supporting The Initiative on Perfect Dark: Certain Affinity, a support studio that has worked on several FPSs over the years. He’s helped develop several Call of Duty and Halo games since Halo 2 and Call of Duty: World of War, and even helped with Doom 2016’s multiplayer.

“They are working on Perfect Dark”, states Jez Corden in the podcast (below), noting specifically that the team is “working on assets and levels” for the game. “They’re also working on weapons,” adds Corden, saying he’s “heard of one crossbow” in particular. As for multiplayer, which Certain Affinity seems to be an expert at, Corden would only say “possibly” – but he’s not sure.

Corden and other insiders this week like Jeff Grubb also said that Certain Affinity is working on a full original game for Microsoft codenamed “Buena Suerte” (good luck) that might look like Monster Hunter. Corden also says that the studio is still working on Halo Infinite, a new multiplayer mode that could be a battle royale mode – although he doubts that.