A new James Bond game by the name of Project 007 is in the works. IO Interactive, the folks behind Hitman, is currently developing the project. Though details are scarce and Project 007 is currently a working title, we’ve been able to scrape together a few nuggets of information for your reading pleasure.
While Project 007 doesn’t feature actors from the films, we’ve also had a short teaser trailer. Although said teaser doesn’t show any gameplay, the website confirms that the story is about James Bond’s origins and it’ll be “completely original” to the game. That means IO Interactive won’t be borrowing stories or even actors from previous James Bond movies.
Project 007 is keeping its cards close to its chest when it comes to gameplay, too. Though we can almost certainly expect gunslinging in some form, the precise details have yet to be revealed. We could be in for some classic first-person action in the vein of Goldeneye 007 for the N64. Alternatively, IO Interactive might opt for some third-person stealth mechanics in the tradition of their much-celebrated Hitman series. What we do know, however, is that Bond is coming back.
Project 007: cut to the chase
- What is it? A James Bond game from the developer of Hitman
- When can I play it? TBC
- What can I play it on? TBC (PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are likely)
Project 007: release date and platforms
There are no official details about when we can expect the new Project 007 game. Given we know that IO Interactive is still pulling together its development team, it could be a good few years before the new James Bond title sees the light of day.
For now, we can probably expect to see it launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC, but we don’t know definitively. Given the seemingly far out release date, it seems unlikely that it’ll come to Xbox One or PS4. However, since Hitman 3, IO Interactive’s last major release, had a cloud version on Nintendo Switch, there’s a chance Project 007 may get the same treatment.
Project 007: trailer
So far, IO Interactive has only provided us with a teaser trailer for Project 007. It’s not much to go on, but it’s always charming to see a new take on the classic James Bond opening sequence.
Project 007: news
IO Interactive hires audio director for Project 007
Making an official announcement (opens in new tab) on the developer’s website, IO Interactive has announced that its hired a new audio director, Dominic Vega. Having previously worked on big names like League of Legends, Ratchet and Clank: Nexus, and Just Cause 4, Vega stated:
“I don’t think there are many sound palettes as iconic as the James Bond universe. It’s one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. Working on such an iconic franchise with IOI, and the audio team here is incredibly exciting.”
We’re thrilled to welcome Dominic Vega to the team as the Audio Director for Project 007. “Working on such an iconic franchise with IOI and the audio team here is incredibly exciting.” says Vega.Full announcement: pic.twitter.com/d8ipXUwhWpJune 15, 2022
Don’t expect familiar actors to return
At the moment, further details on the project are few and far between, but an interview (opens in new tab) with IO Interactive’s studio director did reveal that the upcoming game won’t be based on any of the actors featured in the film series. Hakan Abrak described how his team “have been allowed to make [their] own digital Bond, which will not lean on a Bond actor.”