James Bond is coming again to video video games. Hitman developer IO Interactive has introduced that it’s engaged on Venture 007 (working title) that may function the very first “wholly authentic” Bond origin story, with gamers getting into his footwear 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 Venture 007. It will likely be made for “trendy techniques and platforms,” which means Venture 007 ought to be out there on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Sequence S/X in any case.
Venture 007 would not have a launch window, however IO Interactive did say that it’s at present in “lively improvement” at IO Interactive’s studios in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. Each places 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.
Venture 007 would be the first Bond sport since 2012’s 007 Legends, launched to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the primary Bond film, Dr. No. The sport was largely panned, save for its multiplayer bits. The final Bond sport to obtain constructive critiques was 2003’s James Bond 007: All the pieces or Nothing, launched on the Recreation Boy Advance, GameCube, PS2, and Xbox. In fact, essentially the most notable entry is 1997’s GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo 64, a landmark entry for the first-person shooter style.
“Creating an authentic Bond sport is a monumental endeavor and I actually imagine that IO Interactive, working intently with our artistic companions at EON and MGM, can ship one thing extraordinarily particular for our gamers and communities,” IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak stated in a ready assertion. “Our passionate crew is worked up to unleash their creativity into the long-lasting James Bond universe and craft essentially the most formidable sport within the historical past of our studio.”
MGM’s government VP for world shopper merchandise and experiences Robert Marick added, “James Bond has a robust legacy within the online game house, with among the most iconic video games of all-time primarily based on the character. Working with our companions at EON and the gifted crew 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, respiratory worlds of immersive storytelling.”
Earlier than Venture 007, Bond’s subsequent outing on display screen will likely be Daniel Craig’s remaining look within the live-action film No Time to Die that has been delayed on account of COVID-19 and is at present slated to launch April 2, 2021, in cinemas worldwide.