The Initiative undoubtedly had the biggest Xbox announcement of The Game Awards 2020 when it revealed it was working on a new Perfect Dark, and the team has talked a little more about what we can expect from the game.
In a developer interview trailer, the studio spoke about the need to balance the devotion to the past as well as bringing the franchise into the modern era, and also went into detail about the game's Eco Sci-Fi setting, where corporations have stepped in after a global ecological disaster to create "a hopeful world on the surface, but once you scratch past it, there's a lot of things to probably be thought about and maybe stopped."
In terms of gameplay, the team noted that instead of just creating a traditional first-person shooter, it's leaning very heavily on 'what is a secret agent?', which requires a lot of gameplay diversity - "and we aren't shying away from that".
"One of the things we thought about was how to differentiate what we call 'spy fighting' versus what you would see in a traditional first-person shooter."
"Sliding under things, jumping over things. We really wanted to play up the physicality and being in the world. Getting some of that camera movement that we see watching body cameras, GoPros, and trying to get that excitment of moving in places and in ways that you and I don't."
Unsurprisingly, it doesn't look like Perfect Dark is arriving anytime soon (it's reportedly "early" in development), but you can be sure that we'll be hearing a lot more about it in the weeks, months and possibly years to come.
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