Following the announcement that Crystal Dynamics is planning to be acquired by Embracer Group, Perfect Dark developer The Initiative has shared that the deal won’t carry to their relationship with Crystal who helps the studio co-develop the game. The Initiative posted on its Twitter account relating to the acquisition saying “We’re excited to see Crystal Dynamics take these next steps with their studio. Our teams have made great progress in building Perfect Dark together as co-development partners, and we will be continuing this work with them in their next chapter.”

Perfect Dark was introduced at The Game Awards in 2020 marking the primary studio undertaking for The Initiative, Xbox’s “AAAA” studio. It wasn’t till later in 2021 that Crystal Dynamics was revealed to be partnering with the studio on the event of the game.

The Initiative has been present process some inner points with its employees as a number of key members have left the studio since Perfect Dark’s announcement together with former Design Director Drew Murray and former Game Director Dan Neuburger.

While we haven’t heard or seen something from Perfect Dark since its preliminary reveal, Xbox has introduced the date of their massive annual showcase so hopefully, we’ll get one thing from The Initiative and Crystal Dynamics throughout that point.