James Bond is coming again to video video games. Hitman developer IO Interactive has introduced that it’s engaged on Undertaking 007 (working title) that can function the very first “wholly unique” Bond origin story, with gamers getting into his sneakers to earn their double-O standing. IO Interactive — as developer and writer — will work with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Bond movies producer EON Productions, and online game financier Delphi on Undertaking 007. It is going to be made for “fashionable programs and platforms,” which means Undertaking 007 ought to be accessible on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Collection S/X in any case.
Undertaking 007 does not have a launch window, however IO Interactive did say that it’s at present in “energetic improvement” at IO Interactive’s studios in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. Each areas are recruiting expertise from all over the world and you’ll apply for roles at IO Interactive’s careers web site. The Bond sport is being developed with IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier sport engine expertise that has additionally been used on the three newest Hitman video games it has labored on.
Undertaking 007 would be the first Bond sport since 2012’s 007 Legends, launched to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the primary Bond film, Dr. No. The sport was largely panned, save for its multiplayer bits. The final Bond sport to obtain optimistic critiques was 2003’s James Bond 007: Every thing or Nothing, launched on the Sport Boy Advance, GameCube, PS2, and Xbox. After all, essentially the most notable entry is 1997’s GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo 64, a landmark entry for the first-person shooter style.
“Creating an unique Bond sport is a monumental enterprise and I really consider that IO Interactive, working intently with our inventive companions at EON and MGM, can ship one thing extraordinarily particular for our gamers and communities,” IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak mentioned in a ready assertion. “Our passionate workforce is worked up to unleash their creativity into the enduring James Bond universe and craft essentially the most bold sport within the historical past of our studio.”
MGM’s government VP for international client merchandise and experiences Robert Marick added, “James Bond has a powerful legacy within the online game area, with a few of the most iconic video games of all-time based mostly on the character. Working with our companions at EON and the gifted workforce at IO Interactive, we plan to carry a brand new tackle this legendary franchise to avid gamers and Bond followers all over the world. IO Interactive are masters of crafting residing, respiration worlds of immersive storytelling.”
Earlier than Undertaking 007, Bond’s subsequent outing on display screen can be Daniel Craig’s last look within the live-action film No Time to Die that has been delayed resulting from COVID-19 and is at present slated to launch April 2, 2021, in cinemas worldwide.