IO Interactive, developers of the popular Hitman franchise, have revealed more details about the upcoming Project 007, the James Bond game they’re creating. Crucially, the main detail announced is that we won’t be seeing an existing Bond actor in the lead role, so no need to worry about Daniel Craig being inserted into GoldenEye again.
No Pierce Brosnan For Project 007 Then?
It would appear not, as IO Interactive’s studio head Hakan Abrak gave an interview with the Danish outlet DR, stating that their game will not rely on an existing Bond actor: “We have been allowed to make our own digital Bond, which will not lean on a Bond actor. We also came up with a completely original story, and you could easily imagine that a trilogy could come out of it.” He might be thinking about a trilogy a bit too early, but still.
When Will We Be Seeing Project 007?
Not for a long time, it seems. The IO boss says in the interview that they’re looking to double their staff from 200 to 400, with part of the development being handled by the new studio in Malmö. The project’s official website also mentions that it’s recruiting for a lot of lead roles, including technical director and executive producer. If those roles still need to be filled, Project 007 is still a long way off.
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