IO Interactive, the team behind the Hitman series, will be making a James Bond game. With the launch of a teaser trailer, the game has been dubbed Project 007, which IO confirms is a working title.
In the teaser, a bullet is carefully loaded into the barrel of a gun, backed by the iconic musical number from the long-running spy franchise, before the gun is then fired as the shot crawls along the barrel. All we know aside from the trailer is that this new title will be a partnership between IO Interactive and MGM.
Project 007, according to information shared on the game’s web page, will feature a “wholly original Bond story”, while players will step into the shoes of the world’s favorite Secret Agent to earn their 00 status in the very first James Bond origin story.”
While development continues, IO Interactive adds that they are recruiting people from around the world to “join the team that will build out this exciting and unique gaming title.”
In the meantime, the wait continues for No Time To Die, Daniel Craig’s final film as the iconic spy, which was recently delayed into April 2021.
Regarding the second delay, following scrapped release dates for November 2019 and April 2020 respectively, MGM said in a statement: “We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year,”
As IO Interactive now looks to the future, last week they also reflected on the past, as the Hitman franchise turned 20. In a blog post, they highlighted some of the key moments from the series, which began with the release of Hitman: Codename 47, released in November 2000.
IO say that they’ve “lined up some moments of celebration that will enable us to reflect on what we have achieved over the years and to look ahead at what’s to come in Hitman 3”