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Announcing Perfect Dark, the First Game From The Initiative


  • Today, we announced that The Initiative is working on Perfect Dark.
  • Watch the extended studio introduction to learn more about The Initiative and our vision for Perfect Dark.
  • We look forward to sharing more details about Perfect Dark in the future.

Two years ago, we announced the formation of a new Xbox Game studio in Santa Monica, The Initiative, and today at The Game Awards, we announced our first project, Perfect Dark

With Perfect Dark, we’re aiming to deliver a secret agent thriller set in a near-future world.

We have built the Perfect Dark team at The Initiative by bringing in some of the most talented game makers from around the industry who all share a passion for storytelling, world-building and creating memorable game experiences. With the full backing from Xbox Studios to re-imagine one of the best loved IPs from gaming history, we couldn’t be more excited to share some of our early ideas.

I encourage you to watch the above studio introduction to hear more about the team, our goals, and how we’re working hard to deliver on the promise of the next generation of game making. 

We look forward to sharing more about Perfect Dark in the future.