Introducing Project 007.
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The big reveal for IO Interactive today was for none other than a new James Bond game from the developer. Shocked? You probably should be. There hasn't been a new James Bond game in quite some time, at least not from any noteworthy developer like IO Interactive.

Right now, the game is simply codenamed Project 007. The game will offer up a James Bond origin story, will be an original story and it will be developed exclusively as a video game. The game is currently in development at IO Interactive's offices in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden. Both locations are actually looking for fresh talent that will help them build out this title.

IO Interactive has partnered with MGM, EON Productions, and Delphi for this massive project. IO Interactive also says that they will be making use of their Glacier tech, the same engine that is used for their popular and often gorgeous looking Hitman titles.

We know that the game will be made for "modern systems and platforms." That is about as specific as they are getting right now.

“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.”

Based on British novelist Ian Fleming’s popular 1950s book series of the same name, James Bond is one of Hollywood’s longest running and most successful film franchises with a catalogue of 24 films released. The 25th installment in the series, No Time To Die, will be released in theaters globally on April 2, 2021. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig in his fifth and final performance as the legendary British Secret Service Agent 007.