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Perfect Dark Development Has “Hit a Road Bump or Two” – Rumour

Perfect Dark Development Has “Hit a Road Bump or Two” – Rumour

A known insider has claimed that Perfect Dark has faced more development hurdles behind the scenes.

Perfect Dark Development is “Going Extremely Well” – Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal CEO

Perfect Dark Development is “Going Extremely Well” – Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal CEO

"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.

Perfect Dark Developer Suffered Departures Due to Leadership and “Cultural” Issues – Rumor

Perfect Dark Developer Suffered Departures Due to Leadership and “Cultural” Issues – Rumor

Many "current and former employees" have reportedly had issues with The Initiative's leadership, as per VGC's Andy Robinson.

Perfect Dark – Xbox Game Studios Head Addresses Rumors of Troubled Development

Perfect Dark – Xbox Game Studios Head Addresses Rumors of Troubled Development

Microsoft's Matt Booty also discusses protagonist Joanna Dark being brought forward into the modern age "in the right way."

Fable and Perfect Dark Won’t be at Xbox-Bethesda Showcase – Rumour

Fable and Perfect Dark Won’t be at Xbox-Bethesda Showcase – Rumour

Journalist Jeff Grubb says Playground Games' Fable and The Initiative's Perfect Dark will be MIA at the upcoming showcase.

Perfect Dark Studio The Initiative Will Continue Working with Crystal Dynamics Following Embracer Deal

Perfect Dark Studio The Initiative Will Continue Working with Crystal Dynamics Following Embracer Deal

"We will be continuing this work with them in their next chapter," The Initiative says following Embracer's announcement of the acquisition.

Perfect Dark is Essentially Led by Crystal Dynamics, Certain Affinity Previously Involved – Rumor

Perfect Dark is Essentially Led by Crystal Dynamics, Certain Affinity Previously Involved – Rumor

The Initiative previously worked with Certain Affinity till last year. Both teams were separate, as per VGC's Andy Robinson.

Perfect Dark Departures Occurred Due to “Big Disagreement” Over Studio Structure – Rumor

Perfect Dark Departures Occurred Due to “Big Disagreement” Over Studio Structure – Rumor

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.

Perfect Dark Development “Heavily Affected” Due to “Fast and Furious” Wave of Departures at The Initiative – Rumour

Perfect Dark Development “Heavily Affected” Due to “Fast and Furious” Wave of Departures at The Initiative – Rumour

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.

Perfect Dark Game Director Has Left The Initiative

Perfect Dark Game Director Has Left The Initiative

Dan Neuburger left last month and is the second major designer to leave the company since the project's announcement in 2020.

Perfect Dark Could be a Live Service Game – Rumour

Perfect Dark Could be a Live Service Game – Rumour

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.

Xbox’s Matt Booty Says They Jumped On The Chance To Work With Crystal Dynamics On Perfect Dark

Xbox’s Matt Booty Says They Jumped On The Chance To Work With Crystal Dynamics On Perfect Dark

The Head of Xbox Game Studios says that when they say the studio was available to work with, it was a no-brainer.

Perfect Dark – The Initiative Announces Partnership With Crystal Dynamics

Perfect Dark – The Initiative Announces Partnership With Crystal Dynamics

The studio behind Marvel's Avengers will be working on the upcoming spy thriller which is still early in development at this time.

Perfect Dark Design Director Leaves The Initiative

Perfect Dark Design Director Leaves The Initiative

Drew Murray is departing from Xbox's youngest first party studio.

Perfect Dark Announced, Developed by The Initiative

Perfect Dark Announced, Developed by The Initiative

Joanna Dark is making her long-awaited return on Xbox.

The Initiative’s Game Will be a 3rd Person Stealth Title With “Seasonal” Approach – Rumour

The Initiative’s Game Will be a 3rd Person Stealth Title With “Seasonal” Approach – Rumour

A cyberpunk-setting in the Perfect Dark universe, allegedly.

The Initiative Recruits Multiple Former Naughty Dog, Infinity Ward, Blizzard Devs

The Initiative Recruits Multiple Former Naughty Dog, Infinity Ward, Blizzard Devs

The studio is rumoured to be working on a Perfect Dark revival.

The Initiative Adds Former Naughty Dog Melee Animation Lead

The Initiative Adds Former Naughty Dog Melee Animation Lead

Lee Davis has worked on Uncharted and The Last of Us titles.

The Initiative’s Game “Isn’t Really Perfect Dark” But Takes Elements From It – Rumour

The Initiative’s Game “Isn’t Really Perfect Dark” But Takes Elements From It – Rumour

GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb draws a comparison to Apex Legends and Titanfall.

Perfect Dark, Or Game Set In That Universe, Rumored To Be Title From The Initiative

Perfect Dark, Or Game Set In That Universe, Rumored To Be Title From The Initiative

A return to Rare's shooter franchise is allegedly what the new studio is working on.