N64's Perfect Dark Was Meant to Have a Sister Game, Velvet Dark

Rare had plans for a spinoff to Perfect Dark called Velvet Dark, the studio's creative director, Gregg Mayles, has revealed.

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Xavior_Reigns3044d ago

Maybe it could finally be made on XBO? That and someday a Perfect Dark remake would be cool.

-Foxtrot3044d ago (Edited 3044d ago )

Why not "Flawless Dark" instead or "So-so Dark". Maybe her sister is "Good...but no perfect" :)

DJustinUNCHAIND3043d ago

An entire game where you cope with being a black-sheep/middle child?

gangsta_red3044d ago (Edited 3044d ago )

Seriously, if there was ever an IP that MS needs to make it's another Perfect Dark. It has just as much lore and back story as Halo.

It was a great FPS on N64 and even PD Zero was good for a launch title.

C'mon MS...make this the next one on your list to make.

Xavior_Reigns3043d ago

Not sure why you got disagrees, PD on the N64 was one of my favorite games. I never played PD Zero, but that Rare Replay will give me the opportunity. Making this "Velvet Dark" a reality or just a new sequel would be fantastic.

Kribwalker3043d ago

I loved perfect dark zero. The big battles were awesome

DeadlyFire3043d ago

I am a dedicated Sony fan, but Perfect Dark was interesting to me. I liked that they put it on Xbox. I was disappointed they never made more of it. :/

IVanSpinal3043d ago

if there is not Shield im good

Allsystemgamer3043d ago

I loved pd n64! I wasn't a fan of zero as they completely changed the tone of the universe....it went from dark and mysterious and mature with everything going on within (datadyne?) was believable.

In 2 Joanna was in a tube top with a tweeny haircut. The story was meh, no blood very little language. It was rated T and it felt like an E game. I actually hated it lol after playing the near perfect first one.

gangsta_red3043d ago

I do agree with the whole tube top and haircut part of it. That threw me off a little too.

If they do make a PD sequel I hope they make Joanna Dark more mature looking.

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Sm00thNinja3043d ago

Perfect Dark is a missed opportunity for Microsoft could easily be the face of Xbox.

gangsta_red3043d ago

Agreed, if I were MS I would pour just as much resources and marketing into a new PD as they would Halo.

Even work on merging the two universes somehow.

How great of a story that would be.


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italiangamer156d ago

This game project is going perfectly dark


lelo2play156d ago (Edited 156d ago )

The Initiative in 5 years have nothing.
How come Microsoft hasn't disbanded them?

Jin_Sakai156d ago (Edited 156d ago )

That’s because Microsoft likes there hands off approach.

Look at Minecraft... We’re 3 years into current gen and still playing the Xbox One and PS4 version. Still no 4k, no 120fps, no Ray-Tracing, and no graphics updates whatsoever. Coming from a studio with over 600 employees.

Reaper22_156d ago

The Last Guardian took 10 years to make. In fact a whole generation passed before it was released. Playstation gamers were still OK with it. As long as Perfect Dark comes out good im sure xbox gamers will be OK with it.

StormSnooper156d ago

MS is busy rebranding Multiplatform games as xbox exclusive. They can't be bothered with making games.

tay8701156d ago

@reaper you forget playstation closed japan studio's not long after? Japan studios were awesome but you can't have development cycles last that long.

Crows90156d ago

Microsoft doesnt know how to make good games. The initiative will fail. They've probably restarted the project at least once already.

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Lightning77156d ago

The rumor was they're working on the next Tombraider at Square so PD is somewhat on the back burner now. Apparently TR will release before PD.

RpgSama156d ago

I hope you are joking...

Square sold Tomb Raider IP like 2 years ago.

Lightning77156d ago

I meant Crystal Dynamics apologies for that.

Lightning77156d ago (Edited 156d ago )

@Fire Im a heat magnet of downvote. Which is a good thing because it means ppl are paying attention to my words and findings.

My mistake here gives them an actual reason to downvote.

Nobody agrees, but everyone knows I'm right about these things. The more heat and downvotes the better for me actually.

All they're doing is validating the facts and logics. That's all I need so it's working.

Downvote away validate my comments lol

Sonic1881156d ago (Edited 156d ago )

You mean Embracer group? Crystal Dynamics is own by them now

Godmars290156d ago


Wonder if that was the billion dollar deal that's apparently tanked them.

Ashunderfire86156d ago

You all know what the guy means you don't have to disagree alot lol

Flawlessmic156d ago

well it makes sense for CD to focus on there own ip's first and foremost.

there a talented studio so im sure they will make a great PD game when it actually does release

RupeeHoarder156d ago (Edited 156d ago )

They might as well save it for next console launch.