IO Interactive, the developer behind the Hitman series, have announced their latest game, Project 007.
“It’s true that once in a while, the stars do align in our industry,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO of IO Interactive, “Creating an original Bond game is a monumental undertaking and I truly believe that IO Interactive, working closely with our creative partners at EON and MGM, can deliver something extremely special for our players and communities. Our passionate team is excited to unleash their creativity into the iconic James Bond universe and craft the most ambitious game in the history of our studio.”
The game is a collaboration between IO, MGM, EON Productions and Delphi and will feature “a wholly original Bond story and will see players earn their 00 status in the very first James Bond origin story.”
Robert Marick, MGM’s Executive Vice President Global Consumer Products and Experiences, said, “James Bond has a strong legacy in the video game space, with some of the most iconic games of all-time based on the character. Working with our partners at EON and the talented team at IO Interactive, we plan to bring a new take on this legendary franchise to gamers and Bond fans around the world. IO Interactive are masters of crafting living, breathing worlds of immersive storytelling.”
The game will be made using IO’s Glacier engine and will be released for “modern systems and platforms.” IO Interactive didn’t specify which systems but it’s safe to assume, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, PS4, PS5 and PC.
Project 007 is currently in active development at IO’s offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden and the studio is looking to hire more talent for the game.
The game will be self-published by IO Interactive and no release date or official title has been announced. IO’s next game, Hitman 3, is currently set for January 20th, 2021.
Source: IO Interactive