In late 2020, HITMAN developer IO Interactive introduced the event of a new, utterly authentic James Bond sport.
Now, speaking to IGN in the latest episode of the Unfiltered podcast, IO Interactive CEO & co-owner Hakan Abrak mentioned why this may not be a James Bond sport primarily based on a particular film.
I believe for us to essentially embrace this totally, and actually, as I mentioned earlier than, we do not wish to work ‘mechanical.’ It’s not simply because it is a huge IP, or it is a licensed sport, and commercially that is fascinating… It means nothing to us. We’ve taken a lot of non-commercial dangers earlier than. So, for us, it is about… we have to really feel it, deep inside. The ardour must be there, so it was crucial for us that it wasn’t a film adaptation. So, it wasn’t a sport about a particular film, the place the story has already been informed.
It’s crucial that we may create a digital Bond. A Bond for the gaming trade… So it is a utterly authentic story. This felt actually, actually necessary for us and we conveyed that to James Bond proprietor EON and so they agreed that the end result would in all probability be higher doing it like that.
There’s at all times pleasure round a new Bond. It’s superb, what they’ve achieved with the franchise through the years. Every Bond type of defines a technology and it is superb how they saved reinventing themselves over so a few years. So, we’re not solely impressed by one film, or video games and whatnot. We’re impressed by the entire thing, and simply sucking issues into us to make an authentic Bond, an authentic story, however that’s completely true and recognizable within the values there’s in Bond. I’m actually trying ahead to creating a new group that the avid gamers can name their very own.
Elsewhere within the interview, Abrak additionally revealed that he obtained a number of engaging provides following the studio’s cut up with Square Enix, however none turned out to be a good match.
It might be a very long time earlier than we get to play IO’s James Bond sport, however keep tuned on Wccftech and we’ll preserve you updated with any rumors and information on the mission.