Hitman developer IO Interactive have revealed their new game, Project 007. That’s right, they’re making a James Bond game!
There’s precious few other details about this project, with a simple and effective teaser to announce the project, as you can see here.
IOI have also teased that this will be an origin story for the world’s most famous spy.
No platforms have been confirmed by name, but it will be made “for modern systems and platforms,” and is using IOI’s in house Glacier engine. In other words, we can expect it for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, and depending on how deep into development the company are, possibly PS4 and Xbox One as well. We’ll just have to wait and see, but the game is already in active development at IOI’s offices in Copenhagen and Malmö.
“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.”
Honestly, this seems like a pretty much perfect match of developer and game title, with IO Interactive best known for the Hitman series, in which a very smartly dressed assassin mingles through increasingly large and complex worlds and crowds, aiming to reach their target and then get out as sneakily as possible.
Speaking of which, IOI are putting the finishing touches to the final entry in their World of Assassination Hitman trilogy that started back in 2016. Hitman 3 will be out in January for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. The game will also have VR support for the first time, exclusively for PlayStation VR, which will allow you to import and go back to all the levels from Hitman and Hitman 2 as well. However, for those picking up PS5s this holiday, there’s some question marks about how that will work. PSVR seems to only be supported via backward compatibility, so you might have to install the PS4 version of the game to play PSVR… Cool.
Source: press release