Phil Spencer talks about The Initiative’s first project, based on the popular FPS series starring Joanna Dark.
There was a lot of expectation with the project in hand from The Iniatiative, a studio founded in 2018 and belonging to Xbox Game Studios in which numerous veterans of the sector joined. And we had to wait until The Game Awards gala to know that it was the return of Perfect Dark, a saga originally created by Rare that now passed into his hands. Since then we don’t know anything but Phil Spencer, Head of the Xbox Division, has told more about the project.
Perfect Dark had been around Xbox offices for yearsThe manager has given an interview to the IGN portal, indicating that they have been with the intention of resurfacing the saga for some time. An idea that was around even before Darrell gallagher, studio director, joined the project. Spencer says (minute 22) that Gallagher’s background – who had worked on Warcraft or the Tomb Raider reboot “- excited him. And that the emotion that the creative had when hearing the names of Joanna Dark and Perfect Dark was a trigger.
On the other hand, Spencer also details the interest in having a representative female lead representing the Xbox catalog. “We don’t have much of that among our first-parties. I think Joanna offers a lot of modern opportunities where I love seeing the team focus on having a strong lead,” says the Xbox boss.
We only have to wait to know more about Perfect Dark and to be able to see it in action, since so far we have only seen a teaser of the game, which barely lets us see its protagonist briefly; but from Xbox they are clear that they want it to be a benchmark game of Xbox Series X | S.
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