IO Interactive announces they are working on new 007 game with original Bond story.
It’s been quite some time since 007 has had a video game release and so the news has got a lot of fans excited. Here’s the press release:
James Bond will once again be coming to a console and computer screen near you. IO Interactive (Hitman), in collaboration with MGM, Eon Productions and Delphi announced today that they are developing the very first James Bond origin story with the working title Project 007. Project 007 will feature a wholly original Bond story exclusively as a video game.
“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.”
But while many would have been glad of a new release in March as countries locked down, the new game is unlikely to appear any time soon. The game sounds like it is in the very early stages so a release in 2022 sounds like it is on the cards.