According to Games Beat’s Jeff Grubb, the new Perfect Dark whose development has been entrusted to the studio The Initiative could be presented again at the next E3. The actual release of the game is expected for next year or the next.
Over the years and a few moderately ambitious releases, the Perfect Dark franchise has come to fully live up to the promise of its name. Thus, it has never seemed as perfect as in the dark, that of the memories of the unforgettable episode N64 whose recipe was not able to be magnified so much afterwards.
During the 2020 edition of the Game Awards, the announcement of a new Perfect Dark had been able to wake up some Internet users behind their screen. A title which we then learned was going to be developed by the young studio The Initiative, made up of veterans who had worked for Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studios, Insomniac Games or even Crystal Dynamics.
The new Perfect Dark at E3 2022 for release in 2023/2024?
More than a year after this curtain raiser on this new Perfect Dark, where is the project, expected to take its time? During a The Xbox Era podcast, Games Beat’s Jeff Grubb answered a question about Xbox titles in development that don’t yet have a release date. According to him, Perfect Dark by The Initiative could be shown again during the next E3, and this time with gameplay on the program.
” They [NDLR : Microsoft] will definitely spend a lot of time [à l’E3 2022] on Starfield they’ll probably spend a lot of time on Redfall, and Forza Motorsport 8, but then they’ll have a lot of room to talk about what to expect in 2023, and the games they’ll talk about will probably be the games that you’ll have in 2023, I expect to have Perfect Dark gameplay and things like that then. »
And Jeff to take bets on a possible and wide exit window:
“Perfect Dark could come out in 2023 or even 2024, but I think we’ll probably have Avowed and Perfect Dark, and by then they’ll have had almost five full years of development”.
It would be silly to forget these predictions before the event is held, so everyone to our notebooks!
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