IO Interactive reveals James Bond origin story game in development
While fans eagerly await Daniel Craig’s final outing as the iconic MI6 agent and the game developer’s final installment in their latest Hitman trilogy, IO Interactive has surprised fans with the announcement of a James Bond video game in development exploring the origin story of Ian Fleming’s super spy. The announcement teaser can be viewed below!
Project @007 (working title) is a brand new James Bond video game with a wholly original story.
Earn your 00 status in the very first James Bond origin story, to be developed and published by @IOInteractive.
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) November 19, 2020
The game, featuring the work title Project 007, will feature a wholly original James Bond story and allow players to step into the shoes of the world’s favorite secret agent to earn their 00 status in the very first origin story of Fleming’s fictional British MI6 spy.
IO Interactive, the studio behind the long-running Hitman franchise and the Kane & Lynch titles, are currently recruiting elite talent from around the world to join the team that will build out this exciting and unique gaming title. The gaming rights for the Bond franchise has exchanged hands multiple times over the years, with Rare delivering the fan-favorite GoldenEye 007 in 1995, while Electronic Arts delivered everything from Tomorrow Never Dies to James Bond 007: From Russia With Love during their run. Activision was the last publisher to release titles under the spy banner, with some projects including 007: Quantum of Solace, James Bond 007: Blood Stone and 007 Legends, all of which used the likeness of current film star Daniel Craig.
Craig is currently awaiting for the debut of his fifth and final outing in the central role, No Time to Die, which is currently slated for an April 2, 2021 release worldwide.