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Hitman 3 studio’s 007 James Bond game set for 2025 at the earliest – Effinate Games


Hitman 3 developer IO Interactive and the James Bond license are a match made in heaven. Agent 47’s stealthy infiltrations, deceptive interactions, and skilled gunfights are exactly what 007 should be doing in a video game, too. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to wait a while to see Bond in action.

As discovered by the game reporter @DarkDetectiveNL on Twitter, IO Interactive made a particularly interesting statement in its 2021/2022 Annual Report, which concluded the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. “There is a risk for the next number of calendar years [that] the profit will fall,’ says the report. “This is due to long production phases ahead before the next releases come on the market. More precisely in terms of taxation [years 2024] and [2025] estimates show a significant decline.” In other words, IOI expects to make less money until the release of its next game, and that won’t be until fiscal year 2025 ends. As it currently stands, IOI’s FY 2025 closes on March 31 2025, so we shouldn’t expect to see the 007 game release before then.

However, there is positive news in the IOI’s report. Hitman 3 has done extremely well – “300% better” sales than Hitman 2, according to the studio’s CEO. As such, “IOI is considering opening more subsidiary studios in new countries to cater for [its] need for growth,” according to the report. It’s a good problem to have.

As for the future 007 game, we obviously know very little about what IOI is planning. At the very least, it will play its own version of James Bond, an original story, with the possibility of a trilogy like the modern Hitman series has seen. 007 film franchise producer Barbara Broccoli is apparently quite happy with IOI at the helm due to its success with Hitman.

Likewise, Hitman 3 continues to see monthly roadmaps for new content. August 2022 brought the Floral Baller gun, returning Elusive Targets and more. September 2022’s new stuff has been teased with a gif of a glow-in-the-dark suit.



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