After rebooting Lara Croft with 2013’s Tomb Raider, Sq. Enix’s Crystal Dynamics studio are now helping reboot a further classic hero: Joanna Darkish. They are going to be chipping in on Microsoft’s mysterious new Great Darkish, encouraging out the mysterious Santa Monica studio named The Initiative. Secrecy may possibly be thematically acceptable for a game about a futuristic superspy but we never know significantly of anything about it so all you can definitely say is “Yup, I guess they are accomplishing that.”
When Microsoft announced the resurrection of Perfect Darkish in December 2024, they failed to have much to say about it, merely declaring it is really “a solution agent thriller set in a in the vicinity of-upcoming world”. Apparently the planet was mucked up by ecological disasters then megacorps stepped in to rebuild and it turns out megacorps are lousy? I would assume it can be a initial-human being shooter continue to, but who is familiar with. It does have guns, at the very least. Appear, you can see just one in the photograph for modern workforce-up announcement:
Great Darkish update! We are partnering with Crystal Dynamics, the entire world course team at the rear of character-pushed video games these kinds of as Tomb Raider, to bring this very first-individual spy thriller to a new era. pic.twitter.com/EiqjU99wMa
— TheInitiative (@TheInitiative) September 24, 2024
“The groups couldn’t move up a prospect to do the job alongside one another,” The Initiative additional. “We are nonetheless early in progress, but extremely thrilled to use this distinctive chance to supply on the eyesight for Perfect Dim!”
It is abnormal to see a studio owned by Squeenix collaborate with a Microsoft studio in this way but hey, I assume anything top secret is likely on. Initiative studio head Darrell Gallagher was beforehand the head of Crystal Dynamics so maybe he’s receiving the crew back again with each other for 1 past heist.
Best Dim was developed for the Nintendo 64 by Uncommon, who are also element of Microsoft these times. They unveiled a prequel on Xbox 360 in 2005 and the initial sport was remasted for 360 in 2010, then it is not been witnessed considering that. Someone at Microsoft will have to have rediscovered the legal rights down the back again of the couch.