Microsoft's The Initiative is currently working on an AAA IP. Many wonder if it is a new game or is the California based studio rebooting Perfect Dark. Which route should the studio be taking?
Create a new IP please. I’m sure we can all appreciate it when studios revisit an old IP if done well but I want something completely new that’ll define the Initiative’s identity. Something that’s an awesome story driven game. It’d be nice if Xbox had their own game in the same or at least near the caliber of Sony’s God of War or the Last of Us. The Last of Us is one of my favorite games of all time, Xbox really needs games like it.
I'd be good either way. Perfect Dark has unrealized potential, and would make for a great backdrop for a 3rd person action game. I know the Initiative intially said they were gathering up ideas early on from all staff. They were looking for whatever could be done the fastest. I could see a reboot fitting that bill. I still think we should bank on a 3rd person action/adventure title with light RPG and open world elements as their focus.
agree,d of all their old ip's, i think this one has the greatest cahnce for innovation, if they reboot anything i'd reboot this, especially over fable which i'd rather them create a brand new ip for an rpg/arpg
You do realize that God of War 2018 was also a reboot of a game around since the PS2... so why couldn't Perfect Dark do the same?
Hasn't Perfect Dark already been rebooted once before?
While you’re correct, I meant I’d rather have a new IP that’s as good of quality as God of War. I mean if they reboot perfect dark and it’s amazing, then of course I’d be happy. I just prefer a new IP.
God of War was a strong franchise before and despite the reboot. Perfect Dark hasn’t been cool/fun/interesting since the N64. Lost momentum on IP over the years, I think fans would just as easily take in a new franchise than pick this old one back up after all this time. Might as well reboot Pitfall while they’re at it.
Ah gotcha, I agree with you for sure. If the reboot is actually done really well, then I'll be happy. But honestly I want to see MS take a risk on a new big AAA game that will go up with the Halo/Gears/Forza franchises. And I'm not sure a reboot alone will do that.
I want a comic book based IP. Sony has Spiderman. Nintendo has Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Microsoft needs that one well known comic book IP that will sell consoles to casual gamers that are passionate about Marvel/DC/Dark Horse/Valiant etc. I personally hope it's a remake of Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
Great game. But I'd be really surprised if that's what the initiative is actually working on.
Hulk would be awesome!
I'd rather see something that isn't Marvel or DC. Imagine if MS funded a AAA Spawn game. That would be sick.
If that happens, the Series X becomes an absolute must purchase for me. Unfortunately, it’s probably just Perfect Dark.
I agree, but I actually think an iron man game would fit really well with xbox. Hulk would definitely fit in too with all the green.
Xbox doesn't need perfect dark it needs a new IP. But if they demo the game was it has some mindblowing concepts then I wouldn't mind.
Microsoft announced Everwild a new IP late last year. Ori and the Will of the Wisp (a sequel to the most acclaimed new Xbox IP this gen) released a few months ago. Sea of thieves (released 2018), regardless of its initial reception, is a successful new IP from Xbox. Microsoft had had a good mix of new and old IPs this gen.
Was gonna say the same. I hate that all consoles keep remaking old games, I guess they are running out of new ideas.
The initiative’s game is probably 2 or possibly even 3 years into development. I think the rumours and indirect statements from Phil Spencer point towards The Initiative rebooting Perfect Dark. We may get conformation of what the studio is working on in July.Even if the Initiative isn’t working on Perfect Dark, I firmly believe their new title is a sci-fi game.
I certainly wouldn't mind a reboot of PD. Obviously a new IP is welcomed as well but usually new ideas come with the caveat of not being known or established (hence the 'new') while taking something that has been out of the limelight for a while can yield great results (if done justice). the 360 game was a rough around the edges, esp since it was initially an xbox game and got moved to 360 near the end. It was still kind of enjoyable but to see the series get a new lease on life after all these years... yes please. There is more to the Dark storyline than has been told. IF this is the game they are working on... I just hope they know what kind of opportunity they have to really make a name for themselves as well as restore the faith in the series that nostalgic fans have been longing for.
I'd prefer they start with a new IP and then when they have a second team, they then can bring out a new Perfect Dark.
New studio, new IP, new legacy.
the PD universe can be explored in a fully fleshed out single player a bit like prey or wolfenstien
Problem with Microsoft is when it comes to iconic games you really only have a couple of franchises that come to mind. It doesn't matter if it's a new IP or not at this point. They need an identity.
With the talent they have it would be absolute blasphemy for them to be stuck to a reboot of an older IP. Knowing Microsoft though I know they wouldn't risk it and they're probably working on the Perfect Dark reboot. Which there's nothing wrong with, Santa Monica showed a reboot can absolutely shine as basically a new game, but I really want some new and unique IPs from Microsoft this gen, especially from 343 and Coalition....after their trilogies are done let them work on their own new games, let Gears and Halo rest easy for a bit
Both considering it’s all but confirmed they’re already working on PD. But the team so big and talented I’m sure they have multiple fires being stoked. Can’t wait. , give the best devs a blank check and say have at it...Microsoft not playing
Create new IP please! There’s not been a single perfect dark entry to which I much cared for or have super fond memories of. I remember the one that launched with the 360, which sucked badly! I’d much rather see MS’ new premiere studio create something amazing to call their own, not on an uninspired reboot for the sake of using an old IP from the vault. Microsoft needs new big IP characters and new AAA series to fill out the line-up. Perfect Dark won’t be convincing me back anytime soon.
Really doesnt matter at this point. They've made up their minds already. As long as I enjoy the game, that's all that matters to me. Like, I've never understood the whole "No one asked for this" comment. Creators create....... Whatever they want.
Yeah, should had this article three years ago. It's a moot point at this time. That said, I could see multiple projects happening within
Really good question. I love perfect dark and PDZ didn't do the game justice. A reboot/fresh take/sequel would be killer. Though...selfishly of me, I would love to see all of Microsoft studios try their hand at a new game. Look at what Guerilla did with HZD after taking rest from Killzone. Ghost of Tsushima looks excellent just like infamous was a nice break from Sly Cooper. I'm excited to see what Naughty Dog does next after TLOU. That being said I understand the draw for making sequels for established franchises. Ninty does it well. Sure sometimes a new developer can offer new way of experiencing a classic franchise (e.g. Metroid Prime, DKCR). Im sure 343 is going to make a good halo game. Just wondering what they would do if they had the chance to let Master Chief and Co rest for a few years.
Just make a great game. Perfect dark reboot would feel like a new IP anyway.
I'm good either way to be honest or they could just do both.
But what if they're building a second team too
The best use of their talent is a new IP, then they can make the most of SX.
At first thought I would say reboot but if you change to what I have in my head you might as well call it a new ip. It really doesn't matter tbh. But them being an all star studio it's only right they create a new ip
The reality will make both sides of the argument happy. You’ll see in July.
So what rumor did you read that you are putting so much faith into?
I’m not saying the talent acquired to form the initiative couldn’t make a great perfect dark game, but i just feel to use talent who made a game like god of war to make a shooter which is what’s Microsoft hasn’t always made their bread and butter is a huge mistake. Only perfect dark fans want that game. I’m excited about a new fable, but even that is an existing ip. They acquired all these studios and we’ve got a so so overwatch type game (we saw how that worked with battleborn), outer worlds which was great, but not exclusive, and a potential perfect dark and fable reboot. Xbox has done a lot to right the ship, but there needs to be NEW.
Launch a new ip then launch a remake of PD
It's been so heavily rumored The Initiatives new game is Perfect Dark, there is no real reason to think otherwise. I have no problem with it, especially if they change it up and make it into a 3rd person action adventure. It would almost feel like a brand new IP at that point.
I just want a really good game, don't care if it is an old or new IP.
Would love a new perfect dark, or an IP, so whichever they go i will be happy with.
Well to be honest I think Rare should remaster the Original Perfect Dark & then go from there.The Initiative should make like another poster said their own IP along the lines of something similur to the God Of War series or The Last Of Us.
Microsoft has yet to create a popular IP of its own design. Heavily relying on acquisitions and exclusive deals. Let's see how this newly developed studio goes with its own ideas. New Microsoft studio, new IP. No piggy backs this time
New IP. I never thought Perfect Dark was all that great to begin with.
After 16 (!!!) years since the last perfect dark, this almost feels like a new IP anyway
I'd be well up for a Perfect Dark game. It's a great IP to turn into an action centric third person action game.
If MS and the XBOX team had any clue on how to make a AAA single player game, I would be hopeful for this game. The only thing that give this hope is that they brought in the guy from all the Tomb Raider games to head up this Initiative Studio. We will see if MS lets him do as he pleases or it will be another heavy handed RARE type situation. To be honest, if anyone want to know what Perfect Dark should become, they should look no further than "The ShadowBroker" DLC from Mass Effect.
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