November 19, 2020
IO Interactive, in collaboration with MGM, EON Productions and Delphi announced today that they are developing and publishing the very first James Bond origin story with the working title “Project 007.” “Project 007” will feature a wholly original Bond story exclusively as a video game.
“It’s true that once in a while, the stars do align in our industry,” says Hakan Abrak, chief executive officer, IO Interactive. “Creating an original Bond game is a monumental undertaking and I truly believe that IO Interactive, working closely with our creative partners at EON and MGM, can deliver something extremely special for our players and communities. Our passionate team is excited to unleash their creativity into the iconic James Bond universe and craft the most ambitious game in the history of our studio.”
Over the last two decades, IO Interactive has created, developed and published multiple titles in the stealth and espionage video game genre, including the “Hitman” franchise. “Project 007” will be powered by IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier technology. The game will be made for modern systems and platforms.
“James Bond has a strong legacy in the video game space, with some of the most iconic games of all-time based on the character,” says Robert Marick, executive vice president, global consumer products and experiences, MGM. “Working with our partners at EON and the talented team at IO Interactive, we plan to bring a new take on this legendary franchise to gamers and Bond fans around the world. IO Interactive are masters of crafting living, breathing worlds of immersive storytelling.”
Based on British novelist Ian Fleming’s popular 1950s book series of the same name, James Bond is one of Hollywood’s longest running and most successful film franchises with a catalog of 24 films released. The 25th installment in the series, “No Time To Die,” will be released in theaters globally on April 2, 2021.
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