IO Interactive has revealed that it has begun work on Project 007 – assumed to be a brand-new video game set within the dapper and deadly world of Ian Fleming’s legendary secret agent, James Bond.
The Danish developer announced the exciting news this morning, accompanied by a teaser trailer featuring the famous 007 gun barrel sequence. Project 007 will feature an original origin story, and will see Mr. Bond embark on a mission to earn his “00” status that – in this case – will probably not include beating a man to death in the bathroom of a cricket ground.
Given the tense, stealthy gameplay, deep comic-book lore, and decadent, globe-trotting opulence featured in the studio’s string of excellent Hitman titles, the partnership of IO and Bond is an absolute no-brainer. Given IO’s pedigree, Project 007 could well turn out to be the title the studio was born to make. One that will leave fans shaken AND stirred.