Perfect Dark is a science fiction action-adventure game developed by The Initiative and Crystal Dynamics, and published by Microsoft.
It is the third mainline Perfect Dark game, and a reboot and revival of the franchise.
A known insider has claimed that Perfect Dark has faced more development hurdles behind the scenes.
"It's great to see the team at The Initiative and our team across Crystal studios working so well together,” said Crystal/Eidos Montreal CEO Phil Rogers.
Many "current and former employees" have reportedly had issues with The Initiative's leadership, as per VGC's Andy Robinson.
Microsoft's Matt Booty also discusses protagonist Joanna Dark being brought forward into the modern age "in the right way."
Journalist Jeff Grubb says Playground Games' Fable and The Initiative's Perfect Dark will be MIA at the upcoming showcase.
"We will be continuing this work with them in their next chapter," The Initiative says following Embracer's announcement of the acquisition.
The Initiative previously worked with Certain Affinity till last year. Both teams were separate, as per VGC's Andy Robinson.
Speaking to trusted sources, Windows Central's Jez Corden provided more details on how The Initiative was set up and the conflicts that eventually emerged.
According to a recent report, "as much as half" of Perfect Dark's core development team at The Initiative has departed from the studio over the past year.
Dan Neuburger left last month and is the second major designer to leave the company since the project's announcement in 2020.
The LinkedIn page of co-developer Crystal Dynamics' Cory Butler suggests that the upcoming Perfect Dark reboot will adopt a games-as-a-service model.
The Head of Xbox Game Studios says that when they say the studio was available to work with, it was a no-brainer.
The studio behind Marvel's Avengers will be working on the upcoming spy thriller which is still early in development at this time.
Multiple upcoming first party Xbox games are currently scheduled for 2023 launches, according to GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb.
Drew Murray is departing from Xbox's youngest first party studio.
Joanna Dark is making her long-awaited return on Xbox.
A cyberpunk-setting in the Perfect Dark universe, allegedly.
The studio is rumoured to be working on a Perfect Dark revival.
Lee Davis has worked on Uncharted and The Last of Us titles.
GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb draws a comparison to Apex Legends and Titanfall.
A return to Rare's shooter franchise is allegedly what the new studio is working on.
New report suggests the studio's debut title won't be revealed for a while yet.
Rumours have suggested that the studio is working on a Perfect Dark revival.
"Sorry to get your hopes up," says Xbox marketing GM Aaron Greenberg.
Francisco Aisa García has worked on The Last of Us Part 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, and more.
Microsoft's first party studio might be working on something that sounds quite familiar...
Sylvia Chambers joins the ranks of Microsoft's youngest studio.
Could the studio be working on something 'old school?'
Microsoft's new studio adds another dev to its ranks.
The studio is looking to add to its numbers to work on the project.
Microsoft's youngest studio continues to pick up impressive talent.
It seems like Microsoft wants to funnel as much talent into this new studio as it can.
SIE veteran producer has joined Microsoft's newly formed studio.
One more reason to be excited for whatever The Initiative is cooking up.
Drew Murray, formerly of Insomniac, has joined Microsoft's brand new studio.
Tom Shepherd, who worked at Rockstar San Diego for eleven years, has joined one of Microsoft's newest first party studios.
A new Perfect Dark? Forza Horizon 4 in Japan? Fable 4 actually happening? Say it is so!