IO Interactive’s New James Bond Recreation Might Lead To A Trilogy

When IO Interactive introduced its subsequent recreation can be about Bond, James Bond, followers have been excited to see the IP land into the arms which have perfected what being a employed killer means. Whereas Bond would not kill practically as many as Agent 47, he’s an iconic piece of cinema historical past with a rich affect on video games as nicely. Particulars in regards to the upcoming James Bond recreation are nonetheless scarce, however we do have new perception into IO Interactive’s plans of progress and the hopes of the brand new IP changing into a trilogy. 

Presently, the studio homes roughly 200 workforce members as they embark on this new IP following the launch of Hitman 3. In line with a latest interview with TheGamer, IO is trying to broaden past that quantity with a brand new Swedish studio, bumping these numbers up from 200 builders to over 400. 

In the identical interview, IO CEO and co-owner Hakan Abrak talked a bit extra about his pleasure for taking over the James Bond world, saying “It’s extremely, very particular – a boy’s dream. Generally it is nonetheless a bit onerous to grasp that it is us [making] James Bond.” 

He added, “At this time we [have] 200 workers and I anticipate that we are going to [have] over 400 workers over the following few years. So, there isn’t a doubt that the Bond settlement means an insane quantity to us.” 400 workers can be good to have, because the ambitions going into the world of James Bond consists of making this a brand new trilogy for the studio. TheGamer notes {that a} Danish web site referred to as DR had its personal interview with Abrak the place the director talked about that the workforce may “simply think about” a trilogy popping out of the brand new James Bond expertise. 

The Hitman franchise wasn’t with out its missteps however Hitman Three completely knocked it out of the park concerning what attracts so many individuals into any such recreation within the first place. To see IO work its magic on the James Bond franchise similarly can be superb to see, although the expansion of the studio can be wanted to make sure that no different tasks — together with ongoing assist for Hitman 3 — fall by the wayside. 

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