There were plenty of rumours surrounding what Microsoft would show at The Game Awards last night. Xbox PR head, Aaron Greenberg tempered expectations earlier in the week, telling fans not to expect anything too huge, but as it turns out, the Xbox team did have one huge reveal. Last night, Xbox studio, The Initiative, finally revealed its first game – Perfect Dark.
The Initiative has been staffing up and working hard since 2018. Their project has been a secret since then, but now the veil has lifted – we are indeed getting a Perfect Dark reboot.
The official trailer gives us a small look at what to expect, but it is cinematic, so we still don't know much about gameplay. What we do know is that Perfect Dark is described as an ‘eco sci-fi' game with first person shooting. It isn't billed as an FPS title though, so expect stealth elements, spy gadgets and other mechanics.
Perfect Dark is currently in development and is likely still a few years away from release. When it does arrive, it will be a PC and Xbox Series X/S exclusive.
KitGuru Says: As one of the few people that actually enjoyed Perfect Dark Zero, I'm looking forward to the return of this IP. Hopefully we'll see a bit more next year as development continues.