Would Microsoft be forced to bring back Perfect Dark for 2012?

So, I was just doing some thinking and realized that with Halo: Reach out last year, and gears 3 out this year, Microsoft needs a big shooter for their holiday in Fall 2012. I doubt 343 would be ready with a new Halo game and while Microsoft and Call of Duty are like brothers now, exclusive DLC prospects is not strong enough to carry Xbox through the holiday. So with Halo and Gears 90% out of the question...


Do you think this means that Microsoft would have to dig into the one other big shooter franchise that they have: Perfect Dark? I mean, its been sitting idle for a while and the re-release of the N64 did pretty well for them. Its a brand already recognized for the 360 with PDZ and PD remake and again, with Microsoft owning Rare, they could, in theory, do whatever they want with the IP.... right?

So... do you think 2012 might hail the return of Joanna Dark?
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Posted by Zereta

So, I was just doing some thinking and realized that with Halo: Reach out last year, and gears 3 out this year, Microsoft needs a big shooter for their holiday in Fall 2012. I doubt 343 would be ready with a new Halo game and while Microsoft and Call of Duty are like brothers now, exclusive DLC prospects is not strong enough to carry Xbox through the holiday. So with Halo and Gears 90% out of the question...


Do you think this means that Microsoft would have to dig into the one other big shooter franchise that they have: Perfect Dark? I mean, its been sitting idle for a while and the re-release of the N64 did pretty well for them. Its a brand already recognized for the 360 with PDZ and PD remake and again, with Microsoft owning Rare, they could, in theory, do whatever they want with the IP.... right?

So... do you think 2012 might hail the return of Joanna Dark?
Edited by melcene

Just as long as it doesn't come out like PDZ.  That thing was a piece of garbage that gave a bad name to the franchise.


I doubt that we'll see a new PD game, though.  Which is truly a shame.  The original was a really great game and Joanna Dark was the female equivalent of James Bond.  It's surprising that no one really turned the franchise into something more.
Posted by alternate

Kids don't know the brand.  Neither Zero or the XBLA remake sold big guns.