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Perfect Dark: Xbox Release Date, Leaks, Latest News, and Everything We Know So Far


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Perfect Dark: Xbox Release Date, Leaks, Latest News, and Everything We Know So Far


August 18, 2022

Perfect Dark was originally a shooter from Rare on the N64, and after incredible critical acclaim, received a follow-up (Perfect Dark Zero) on Xbox 360 as a launch title for Microsoft’s second console.

Since 2005 though, the celebrated spy series has remained largely dormant, but thankfully, Joanna Dark is set to return, with new Xbox studio The Initiative officially at the helm. In a statement, The Initiative studio head Darrell Gallagher said the new game will be a secret agent thriller set in a near-future world.

But what else has the studio revealed about this exciting next entry in the series? Keep reading for everything you need to know.

18 Aug Update - Checked for the latest Perfect Dark news. All the most recent updates are found just below.

Latest News

All the latest news and updates on Perfect Dark can be found just below in the dropdowns. Be sure to bookmark this page to keep up to speed on the latest goings-on.

June 15, 2022 - The long wait continues
June 6, 2022 - Xbox Confirms Extended Showcase on June 14
May 2 - Crystal Dynamics will still co-develop Perfect Dark, despite sale to Embracer
April 28, 2022 - Xbox Showcase confirmed for June
March 15, 2022 - ‘fast and furious’ exits from Xbox’s Perfect Dark studio
September 24 - Crystal Dynamics to help develop Perfect Dark
July 6, 2021 - Xbox talks up return of Joanna Dark

Release Date

The game is still in very early development and at the time of writing there is no specific release date for the game. There’s not even a release window. Given this we certainly don’t expect the game to arrive before 2024.

VentureBeat had initially suggested that Xbox had planned to launch the game in 2023, along with the likes of Everwild, Fable, Avowed, and a few more exclusives.

However, GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring has since suggested on VGC’s ‘Off The Record’ podcast that a release could be further away that anticipated.

“Those games that they [Microsoft] announced – Everwild, Perfect Dark, Fable – are so far away,” Dring explained. “As in, there might even be a new Xbox (a mid-tier upgrade) by the time those games come out.”


So far there’s only been one trailer released for Xbox’s Perfect Dark reboot and it doesn’t tell us a whole lot about the game. For those who fancy a look at the cinematic, have a watch below:

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