After teasing it yesterday, Io-Interactive revealed their new project today at 9 AM EST. After finally showing off what the creators of Hitman have been working on beyond Hitman 3, Io-Interactive revealed a brand new James Bond game. It's called Project 007, and it will bring together the world's most famous spy and the foremost stealth and assassin developers in the video game industry.
Not much has been revealed so far. Here's the website's blurb:
It's Bond, James Bond.
Project 007 (working title) is a brand new James Bond video game to be developed and published by IO Interactive.
Featuring a wholly original Bond story, 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.
IO Interactive is currently recruiting elite talent from around the world to join the team that will build out this exciting and unique gaming title.
What's most interesting is that it's proclaiming that it is the "very first James Bond origin story". If anyone has watched Casino Royale, they would know that's not the case. Perhaps it's the first James Bond video game with an origin story? Either way, check out the teaser:
Judging by the careers website, it looks like there will be single-player and multiplayer, at least if you go by the fact that they're looking for a Lead Multiplayer Network Programmer for an 'Unannounced Project' that's almost certainly Project 007. Fun times.
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