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IO Interactive is the studio currently working on a brand new James Bond game. They officially announced it in 2020 through their website which has a whole Homepage dedicated to the game. Along with that, a vague teaser was also dropped.
Although we don’t know much about the game, one thing is confirmed that it is very far away. According to a recent fiscal year report from IO Interactive, Project 007 will not be released until March 2025.
According to the financial report, IO has that their main source of income for the past 2 years has been Hitman 3. The game has proven to be such a good business that it has helped IO to form a solid base in 2022 as well. Moreover, the game’s recording in Game Pass also generated a lot of profits.
Despite this, IO only has one-way income, so profits have generally been down. Their upcoming projects, Project 007 and Project Dragon are also parts of massive franchises and huge scopes. Given this, the budget for the next 2 financial years is quite low, which means we won’t see the new games until 2025.
IO Interactive will both develop and publish the game. They are already known for the Hitman series and If we’re being honest, we really can’t think of a better name to develop a James Bond game.
Eurocom was the developer of the last 007 project, launched about 10 years ago. Although the game gets the series name, it will be a fresh new take on our favorite detective (the Bond of the name, James Bond). The game will most likely not be called ‘007’ as that is only the working title.
According to the official website: ‘Featuring an all-original Bond story, players will step into the shoes of the world’s favorite secret agent to earn their 00 status in the very first James Bond origin story.‘
That’s honestly all we know about the game yet. We really hope we see some news about the game from IO Interactive soon, even though it’s quite a long way off at this stage. Even a brief first look at Bond himself will satisfy the hunger of 007 fans who have been yearning for a good enough game for years.
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