Xbox Game Studios Head Talks Perfect Dark Reboot
And that should be a good fit for Perfect Dark, which has always had a big focus on gadgets and clever alternate fire modes for each weapon. If you can’t tell from the screenshots, these environments are stunning. And according to Nintendo game guru Ken Lobb, Perfect Dark’s supreme visuals are the result of Rare’s major overhaul of GoldenEye’s code. “Basically, Rare was like, ‘We know what we like about the GoldenEye engine,”‘ Lobb told Videogames.com. “Let’s throw everything else away.’ Well, they didn’t like very much.” As a result, level architecture is more complex, with staircases everywhere, more varied and detailed textures and latticed structures.
The studio is run by Darrell Gallagher and includes Daniel Neuburger , Christian Cantamessa , Drew Murray , and Brain Westergaard . Many of the other devs have great games under their belt too, with CVs from BioWare, Naughty Dog, Respawn, Sony Santa Monica, Blizzard, Insomniac, and Rockstar in the studio’s filing cabinets. Her personality is supposed to take equal parts of La Femme Nikita and The X-Files’ Dana Scully, but she has a much bigger focus on tech than either of them; she approaches situations more like Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher. Oh, and she was designed by Martin Hollis, the director behind GoldenEye 007, so it goes without saying that her gunplay was always excellent. It appears then that Perfect Dark will have something to say about climate change, which will hopefully add some nuance to the campaign’s setting. This is the UK version of the game and can be played using any of the N64 emulators available on our website.
Even a lot of its gadgets will probably translate to a modern game without no problems. A second first-person shooter, Perfect Dark Zero, was released for the Xbox 360 in 2005. In addition to a single-player mode, the game features both an online co-operative and a competitive multiplayer mode. A remaster of the Nintendo 64 game, also titled Perfect Dark, was released for the Xbox 360 in 2010. What was originally Rare’s Perfect Dark series has not been so lucky, and it’s easy to imagine a substantial sect of video game fans today might not know anything about the N64 original or Microsoft’s prequel. While The Initiative’s Perfect Dark reboot has enough intrigue to stand out on its own, those who remembered those original games undoubtedly got more out of its announcement.
She also particularly enjoys narrative-focused games and cute indies, and always seeks to learn more about the business-side of the gaming industry. However, Kerslake also said Crystal Dynamics wasn’t ready to announce a new game at that time. The original Donkey Kong Country trilogy was added to Nintendo Switch Online in 2020.
A new game set in the Perfect Dark universe could be in the works, with gaming journalist Jeff Grubb suggesting that Xbox’s new studio The Initiative is in charge of the project. If true, it would mark the first time that a new entry in the franchise has been released since 2005. Microsoft described the upcoming Perfect Dark as an “eco sci-fi” tale set in the near future. The first trailer drives that idea home – the voice-over describes increasing natural disasters and shows a giant storm ravaging a city while Joanna watches. If done right, this could be an opportunity for Perfect Dark to say something about the very real issue of climate change, which would certainly set it apart from all other FPS games. This will be the first new mainline Tomb Raider game since Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which was released in 2018.