Microsoft’s Perfect Dark reboot will be co-developed by Crystal Dynamics •

Square Enix’s Avengers and Tomb Raider studio brought on board.

Microsoft has introduced that its mysterious new Fantastic Darkish sport will be co-formulated by Marvel’s Avengers and Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics.

It is a hugely shocking growth thinking of the actuality this reboot was, until now, an solely first-celebration task. Crystal Dynamics, in the meantime, is a subsidiary of Sq. Enix.

But it does make some feeling. The Initiative, Microsoft’s Santa Monica-primarily based crew set up to get the job done on the job, was established by former Crystal Dynamics boss Darrel Gallagher, and also counts Tomb Raider reboot director Daniel Neuburger amongst its ranks.

“Perfect Dark update! We are partnering with Crystal Dynamics, the planet course crew at the rear of character-pushed games these types of as Tomb Raider, to deliver this very first-particular person spy thriller to a new technology,” The Initiative revealed on Twitter this morning.

“The groups could not pass up a probability to work collectively. We are continue to early in growth, but exceptionally enthusiastic to use this one of a kind option to supply on the vision for Great Dim!”

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Our initially brief glance at Microsoft’s rebooted Great Dim came at The Sport Awards past December. A teaser for the activity discovered a futuristic “eco sci-fi” get and formally introduced The Initiative as the developer at the rear of the project.