As Hitman takes a hiatus, IO Interactive shares details of its James Bond game

We would not be getting a brand new Hitman for some time, however IO Interactive does have a James Bond sport on the best way, and has shared a couple of extra particulars.

IO Interactive’s Bond sport was first announced almost three years ago, and we have not actually heard a lot about it since then. The studio additionally recently shared that Hitman is on a little bit of a hiatus, no less than by way of a brand new sport. However in an interview with Eurogamer although, chief inventive officer and co-owner of IO Interactive Christian Elverdam and fellow co-owner Hakan Abrak have shared some new particulars on the upcoming Bond sport, largely to do with how they approached constructing an origin story, and pitching the story within the first place.

“To start with, it is extraordinarily awe-inspiring and actually simply inspiring to work with the workforce at Eon [Productions], the people who find themselves behind the whole lot Bond,” Elverdam mentioned, occurring to notice how he is “used to defending Agent 47,” by way of how different individuals may need to adapt the Hitman collection (the video games have acquired a couple of movie adaptation, none of which being massively properly acquired).

“Clearly for them, that’s their position within the Bond franchise. So for us it has been about discovering a mutual understanding of ‘what’s James Bond about… and as we have talked about, we’re doing an origin [story], as a result of one factor, to point out the belief they’ve instilled in us, is that we’re allowed to construct a James Bond for the video games [audience], which I feel is a profound homage to the place our trade is and the place the medium is, within the sense that sure, it is time to have a James Bond character who was not a film character however who’s comfortably simply his personal sport character.”

It additionally seems that this sport is sort of a very long time within the making, with Elverdam explaining that the thought for a possible James Bond sport goes again so far as 2013, when the studio was redesigning Hitman. “I can not recall the precise date however in some unspecified time in the future it clearly turned an attention-grabbing dialogue of ‘What if…?’ As a result of at that cut-off date, clearly, there hadn’t been a Bond sport for ages.”

A part of the attraction for the IP was the truth that Bond as a personality has always been reinvented, partially attributable to semi-regular recasting. Abrak famous that the workforce needs to construct “one thing that may stand subsequent to the TV and the films,” and never simply one thing “capitalising on IP.”

Undertaking 007 remains to be largely beneath wraps for now, and does not have a launch date in sight, however no less than we have now Hitman to maintain us occupied.


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