IO Interactive, famed developers of the HITMAN franchise, have announced their next game with a teaser that you can check out below.
The game, tentatively referred to as Project 007, is an original James Bond game where players will have to earn their 00 status. As such, it’s a bit of an origin story for the famous spy (not that there hasn’t been Bond origin stories in other mediums before).
“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.”
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.”
Given their work on the HITMAN games, IO Interactive seems like a perfect fit for an original James Bond story/game.
IO Interactive will be releasing HITMAN 3 on January 21, 2021 on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Stadia and later Nintendo Switch.