Earlier this 12 months, we discovered that Xbox’s upcoming Good Darkish reboot is being co-developed by means of a joint effort between The Initiative and Crystal Dynamics. Whereas Xbox hasn’t stated a lot about this venture to date, Crystal Dynamics did give an replace from its finish of issues, claiming that improvement is progressing very nicely.
Talking in Embracer’s earnings name this week, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos CEO, Phil Rogers, touched on the Good Darkish scenario, saying that improvement goes “extraordinarily nicely”. Rogers additionally provides that Crystal Dynamics has tailored nicely to this new manner of working, appearing as a co-developer working remotely from Microsoft’s workforce at The Initiative.
That is extra constructive information than earlier reviews on Good Darkish, which painted an image of disarray. Apparently, greater than half of The Initiative’s workforce left the studio in 2021, and the sport’s director additionally left the studio some time again too.
At this level, there’s a smaller workforce managing the venture at The Initiative, and greater than 100 builders at Crystal Dynamics are aiding the trouble. Regardless of being acquired by Embracer Group earlier this 12 months, Crystal Dynamics will proceed its work on Good Darkish in collaboration with Xbox and The Initiative. It’s also reported that Eidos is now serving to out Playground Video games with the upcoming Fable reboot.
KitGuru Says: We have but to see how this co-development effort will pan out, however I believe we’re all hoping for Good Darkish to prove nicely. It’s a dormant IP that has been prime for a revival for fairly a while, with the final recreation within the sequence coming all the best way again within the mid-2000s.
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