Perfect Dark game director Dan Neuburger appears to have left The Initiative after working with the company for nearly four years.
As reported by VGC, ResetERA user Klobrille noticed a change on Neuburger’s LinkedIn profile showing February 2022 as his final month at The Initiative. Furthermore, his personal page says that he
“open to work” immediately and looking for a game director, creative director or design director.
Neuburger worked at Tomb Raider’s Crystal Dynamics for more than 12 years prior to his stint with The Initiative – the same studio that partnered with The Initiative to help finalize development on the Perfect Dark reboot.
This is not The Initiative’s first high-profile departure, as the company’s former chief design officer, Drew Murray, has announced that he will be leaving the company in February 2021 and will be returning to his former studio Insomniac. Games.
Perfect Dark was revealed at The Game Awards 2020 and is set to be a first-person shooter with “eco sci-fi” that aims to “deliver a secret spy thriller in a new world.” the near future.”
The Initiative itself was announced at E3 2018 as Microsoft’s first ‘AAAA’ studio that will “challenge yourself to do new things (and old things) in new ways.”
Perfect Dark, a franchise that started on the N64 in 2000, does not yet have a release date.
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