IO Interactive announced that they will create an original James Bond video game codenamed Project 007 using their own proprietary Glacier engine.
Project 007 is being developed from consoles and PC in collaboration with MGM, EON Productions, and Delphi to tell the first James Bond origin story. This will be an original story created exclusively for the video game.
After creating their own secret agent in the Hitman series, IO Interactive is confident that their Glacier technology would translate well in a 007 style game. The game is being developed at IO Interactive’s offices in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden. Both locations are recruiting elite talent worldwide to join the team that will build out this exciting and unique gaming title.
“It’s true that once in a while, the stars do align in our industry,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO of 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.”
Robert Marick, MGM’s Executive Vice President Global Consumer Products and Experiences, said, “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. 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.”
More about the story will be revealed soon, but the team did release a teaser trailer to hold fans off. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the development of Project 007.
You can watch the teaser trailer below:
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