It is almost 15 years ago that the fiery hairy spy hired by Rare was not infiltrated in our game consoles. That can change quickly. Several clues indeed suggest that Joanna Perfect Dark can soon appear on our screens again thanks to the team of The Initiative.
If you are interested in the idea of playing a new Perfect Dark, you should be interested in our summary of what the rumor started:
In an article by GameSpot published on January 12, 2015, Ken Lobb (Creative Director at Microsoft and former Rare) acknowledged that Perfectly dark was the focus of many discussions about which franchises to bring back for the next generation. He recalled that the year 2020 was a special year for the series, because it was the year of the Perfect Dark Zero, and that it represents the 20th anniversary of the first game. Lobb clarified that if a new Perfect Dark was produced, he would like to see a more narrative game focused on Joanna Dark, in the third person, with infiltration. Since Ken Lobb’s statements, many rumors have appeared on the internet about the possible arrival of a new episode.Perfect Dark would leave the FPS genre and become a third-party action adventure game. That’s good, Microsoft announced on E3 2018 the creation of a studio specifically set up to cover this category, with The Initiative. The studio is directed by Darrell Gallagher, an action adventure veteran who has long been working on another license with a female character: Tomb Raider. The artists recruited by the company seem to be familiar with the urban and futuristic style (among other things). As for Sze Jones, the character artist client of the project, she specialized in creation of female characters. That can stay with the development of a Perfect Dark.