Microsoft is rebooting Perfect Dark
Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics is partnering with The Initiative to bring back Rare's classic science-fiction espionage thriller Perfect Dark.
Crystal Dynamics will keep working on Tomb Raider and The Avengers, and is apparently already working on the next Tomb Raider which will continue the story from the recently concluded rebooted trilogy.
- Perfect Dark launched on Nintendo 64 in May 2000
- Joanna Dark's last outing was Perfect Dark Zero for Xbox 360
- Perfect Dark was remastered for Xbox 360 in 2010
Third-party: Xbox Game Studios is no stranger to working with external partners: Age of Empires IV is a joint effort between Microsoft's own World's Edge studio and Sega's Relic Entertainment.
Xbox "exclusive": Perfect Dark is in development for Xbox Series X/S and PC, and will launch on Game Pass. No date has been announced, but it seems reasonable to assume the new Perfect Dark will be out before 2023.