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Globe Live Media, Wednesday, January 27, 2021
It’s been eight years since James Bond last saved the world in 007 Legends in a video game. Now Io Interactive – the development studio behind the Hitman series – brings back the British secret agent of MI6: under the working title »Project 007« a new title is to be created that tells the origin story of James Bond.
What We currently know that about Project 007
What is the story about?
According to the official website of Io Interactive, Project 007 tells the origin story of James Bond which, however, is not based on any template by Ian Fleming. Specifically, this means that we learn how the MI6 agent earned his double-zero status and thus the license to kill.
The 2006 cinema reboot Casino Royale followed a similar approach with Daniel Craig as James Bond and Mads Mikkelsen as the villain Le Chiffre. IO Interactive will focus on a Bond that we have never seen in any of the movies: The protagonist of the video game will not look (exactly) like Sean Connery, Roger Moore or Daniel Craig.
How does Project 007 play?
Right now there is no official gameplay information of the James Bond game. However, it wouldn’t be too speculative if Project 007 was playfully based on the Hitman series.
After all, in these titles from Io Interactive we (mostly) play covertly preceded by a contract killer who has a relatively large amount of freedom, weapons and gadgets to achieve his goal. Often enough, we end up in a wide variety of locations around the world – it’s not far from a hitman to a secret agent.
Is there a first trailer?
Project 007 was created by Io Interactive announced with a first teaser trailer. However, there are no real game scenes in it, instead we get to see the infamous “Gunbarrel” sequence that introduces almost every Bond movie that has been released to date.
When does Project 007 come out?
Io Interactive’s Bond project still has no release date. Since the developer is currently looking for reinforcements for the team on the official homepage, it can be assumed that Project 007 is still in a very early phase. So it should be a while before the Bond game appears.
Specifically, IO Interactive would like to double its team strength from 200 to 400 employees. According to studio director Hakan Abrak, they are even considering opening a second development studio for the Bond title. No wonder, IO is currently planning for the future: So you want one 007-Trilogy – not dissimilar to Hitman – do not rule out.
For which platforms does Project 007 appear?
The platforms for which Project 007 is to be published is also current not known. The game is unlikely to be released for Playstation 4 or Xbox One anymore, but only on consoles for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. We keep our fingers crossed for a PC version, but Io Interactive would not have disappointed in the past.
What else is happening at Io Interactive?
In January 2021, Hitman 3 was released on PC exclusively in the Epic Games Store. The Steam version will follow in January 2022. You can find out how well Agent 47’s latest adventure completes the World of Assassination trilogy in our Hitman 3 review.
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