Splash Damage, Creative Assembly, Sumo Digital?
Splash Damage is doubtful, one of their teams just released Gears Tactics and are still doing the console port of it. Another is doing a Stadia exclusive. With only about 300 devs total, I would be shocked if they had a 3rd team working on Perfect Dark, unless the Stadia exclusive is like single A.
Sumo Digital could be possible, but it is hard to say. They are very big (700 devs) and it is hard to get a read on just how many separate teams they have. We know for sure they had a team that released Crackdown 3 last year, and one that was doing Dead Island 2 until July last year when their work got passed to Dambuster for completion. Their racing team released Team Sonic Racing last year, and are doing Hotshot Racing this year, and may now be assisting MS with either Horizon 5 or Motorsport 8, since they have assisted on many Forza games in the past. They have a team doing the Sackboy PS5 game. They have a team doing Project Nova for CCP. They may have enough devs left over after accounting for all of those teams for there to be a team doing Perfect Dark, but it is hard to say that for sure.
Creative Assembly is an interesting one. While most of Creative Assembly is focused on RTS development, there was the Alien Isolation team. That team had originally planned a sequel to Alien Isolation, but lackluster sales cancelled the sequel. After that it was rumored that the Isolation team was doing a new IP 1st person tactical shooter, but that game was never announced. Maybe that shooter was cancelled and the Isolation team could be doing Perfect Dark, but you would think we would have some rumors of that by now if this game has been in development since 2016 (Quantum Break was the last game that Ken Lobb appeared in the credits for, implying that his next game has been in development since 2016).
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 27 June 2020