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Crystal Dynamics working on Perfect Dark?
« on: September 26, 2021, 12:23:16 pm »
It was announced a few days ago that Square-Enix subsidiary Crystal Dynamics will be assisting Microsoft's The Initiative on their reboot/revival/re-imagining/IDK? of Rare's Perfect Dark series. What do you think of the news. Is this worrying for Crystal Dynamics future? Did Avengers do so bad that Square-Enix doesn't see any value in their talents anymore? If Perfect Dark does well could Microsoft look to buy them from Square-Enix? It's especially weird when you remember that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Tomb Raider series which is the franchise that put them on the map as talented developers after they took it over from creators Core Design, and they appear to be doing absolutely nothing to mark the occasion. Hell all we got was a Lara skin in Fortnite which is not a lot honestly.

What do you think because if you ask me this is a very weird/interesting development to come out of the two companies (Microsoft/The Initiative, Square-Enix/Crystal Dynamics).
« Last Edit: September 26, 2021, 12:29:25 pm by martymcfly »

Re: Crystal Dynamics working on Perfect Dark?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2021, 12:54:54 pm »
I think it's more worrying for this so-called AAAA studio that they need to bring in the help of a well established AAA studio.

They've actually done quite a bit for the Tomb Raider 25th anniversary. They released Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy earlier this year and are working on a new game that will unify their series with the original games. They have a dedicate website where they have celebrating the franchise that includes other announcements like a new mobile game and a cookbook.


Re: Crystal Dynamics working on Perfect Dark?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2021, 11:15:09 pm »
Sounds only promising to me. Tomb Raider is a great series, Perfect Dark was a great but short lived series. There are perhaps few studios who could probably do justice to Perfect Dark, and Crystal Dynamics has got to be one of them. At least it won't fall into the hands of some no-name shovelware studio sure to crank some miserable failure, Microsoft is playing their cards better than that it seems. It's so difficult for a major title to achieve relative success in today's market, I'm hoping the best for this project.