NEWS - Monday, October 24, 2005

Allard On Perfect Dark Zero

As the Xbox 360 launch approaches, some in the industry are watching "Perfect Dark Zero," from Microsoft's Rare development studio, and wondering whether it could be a blockbuster for the Xbox 360 in the way that "Halo," from the company's Bungie Studios, was for the original Xbox. I asked Xbox executive J Allard about that possibility during my recent conversation with him in San Francisco. His comments about the game -- "PDZ," as he calls it -- didn't make it into the Q&A that we published last week, so here they are: "I think PDZ is going to be special for 360. Is it going to be Halo? I don't know, because some people look at Halo and say, well, it was the birth of a new category for console gaming, called the first-person shooter. I don't think PDZ is going to have quite that impact. Others will say [Halo] had incredible sales volume and was a driver of the console. I think [Perfect Dark Zero] is going to be a driver of the console. I think there are definitely people who are going buy 360 because of it. Are we going to sell 5 or 6 million copies? That's to be determined." Allard also talked about his own experience playing Perfect Dark Zero: "There's more action-adventure elements, combined with first-person shooter, that make this different than just a shooter. A little bit more tactics, a little bit more thinking involved. I think the art direction, the style, is great. Then you go to the online stuff, and they've designed some great online maps, they have the co-op mode, where Halo had a little bit of co-op at the end. A lot of people, even the most competitive people in the world, love to play together. It's fun to have a teammate. I've played a bunch of Perfect Dark Zero levels solo, and then to go back in a co-op mode and try to solve the same puzzles, and be able to try to solve them more effectively, changes your outlook on the game."

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 80,147
Forum Posts: 725,965
Xbox One Titles: 6,340
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,576
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 16,546
Screenshots: 39,094
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

Power Wash Simulator Gets Alice In Wonderland DLC

Power Wash Simulator Gets Alice In Wonderland DLCThis topsy-turvy Special Pack features a wide range of level aesthetics, from opulent maximalism to introspective minimalism, featuring elements such as ornate interiors and fabrics, unique furnishings, custom themed cutlery, crockery and more.

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

KeyWe Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 24663 Views

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
38 Replies, 201505 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 123208 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 140553 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 130396 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 152152 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 142029 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 211398 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 165649 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 261515 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 148152 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 251356 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 177956 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 307292 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 166169 Views

© 2000-2024 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics