Xbox and Bethesda's E3 showcase takes place this weekend. While we've all got our predictions, one game we might not necessarily be seeing this time around is The Initiative's upcoming title Perfect Dark.

This new entry in Rare's secret agent series was originally unveiled to the world at last year's Game Awards and is still believed to be in the very early stages of development.

With this in mind, Ryan Duffin - a gameplay animation director at The Initiative, recently posted a message on Twitter, highlighting some of the open roles currently being advertised at the studio:

If you visit The Initiative careers page - there are major openings for art, engineering and design. Duffin himself highlights all of the engineering roles, and there are also four art positions and one senior level designer role.

In a reply, Duffin was asked if the game was still a few years away - here's exactly what he had to say:

In a story dating back to April, an industry reporter claimed both Perfect Dark and Rare's Everwild game were "so far away" - further suggesting there could be a mid-tier Xbox upgrade out by the time both games release.

When do you think we'll see the new Perfect Dark released? Leave your thoughts down below.