According to a recent report by Video Games Chronicle, The Initiative Xbox would be continuing to expand its studio, hiring developers from highly respected software houses. After hiring Erik Jakobsen, Senior Environment Artist of God of War, e Lee Davis, formerly head of animations at Naughty Dog, this time the development team of Darrell Gallagher has hired Giovanni Martinez by Insomniac Games, Hawar Dogramachi e Lauren Manuel Garcia Carro (graphic programmer and Naughty Dog artist respectively), Jaime Molina e Joylon Myers by Infinity Ward e Joseph Than (Blizzard producer).
The aforementioned names further enrich the talented team Xbox Game Studio, having already acquired in the past few months former developers who have worked on Marvel's Avengers, Destiny 2, Apex Legends, God of War, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption, just to name a few. Thus, it would appear that the Darrell Gallagher, The Initiative, is working hard to realize the new project which, according to rumors of last August, should be a third-person shooter based on the same narrative universe of Perfect Dark, first title in the series not developed by Rare. We hope to find out more details on the highly anticipated title in development as soon as possible, still shrouded in mystery, especially since Microsoft's next-gen has already made its debut in markets around the world.
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