James Bond is coming back to video games. Hitman developer IO Interactive has announced that it is working on Project 007 that will feature the very first “wholly original” Bond origin story, with players stepping into his shoes to earn their double-O status.
IO Interactive – as developer and publisher – will work with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Bond films producer EON Productions, and video game financier Delphi on Project 007. It will be made for “modern systems and platforms,” that means Project 007 should be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S/X at the least.
Project 007 doesn’t have a release window, but IO Interactive did say that it is currently in “active development” at IO Interactive’s studios in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. Both locations are recruiting talent from around the world and you can apply for roles at IO Interactive’s career website.
The Bond game is being developed with IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier game engine technology that has also been used on the three latest Hitman games it has worked on.