After knocking it out of the park with the fantastic Hitman trilogy, it seems IO Interactive could have plans to replicate another iconic trilogy as it begins work on the upcoming James Bond title.
In a translated interview with Danish outlet DR.dk, the studio director Hakan Abrak spoke about the new project and how he “could easily imagine that a trilogy could come out of it”:
”We have been allowed to make our own digital Bond, which will not lean on a Bond actor. We also come up with a completely original story, and you could easily imagine that a trilogy could come out of it.”
Abrak later went on to speak about how IO Interactive is looking to double the team over the next few years from 200 to 400 - a sign which shows the James Bond IP is highly important to the developer - and how EON Productions co-owner Barbara Broccoli had to be convinced into letting them work on a James Bond project.
"At the beginning of the meeting she had a very expressionless face, but the further into the meeting we came, she bled up and started smiling. You could see that the younger members of the family lit up when they saw that she was responding."
The new James Bond title was announced late last year, just as IO Interactive was getting ready for the release of Hitman 3. We have high hopes for the new game, especially after the fantastic Hitman 3, which we called a “superb final entry in what must now be regarded as one of gaming's truly great trilogies”.
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