IO Interactive is developing a new James Bond video game. Its codename is Project 007.
“Project 007 (working title) is a brand new James Bond video game with a wholly original story,” the company tweeted this morning. “Earn your 00 status in the very first James Bond origin story.”
IO Interactive is of course the developer of the Hitman series. In fact, they are currently busy at work on Hitman 3 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. So this announcement was a bit of a surprise.
So far, IO has only released a teaser with the iconic gun barrel. A full reveal of Project 007 gameplay will have to wait for another day. However, given the studio’s history, the potential is there for a fantastic game. The platforms and release date were not announced.
This is the first new game in the James Bond universe since 2012’s 007 Legends. The studio behind that game, Eurocom, closed shortly after its release. Activision lost the license to the franchise and the game got pulled from Steam along with Quantum of Solace and Blood Stone.