Earlier this year, Hitman developer IO Interactive finally pulled back the curtain on its upcoming RPG known as "Project Fantasy", which is described by the studio as a "bold new fantasy RPG" that's currently in development.
A couple of years prior to the announcement, Windows Central's Jez Corden had suggested the game (known at the time as "Project Dragon") might be an Xbox exclusive, but there was no official confirmation earlier this year.
However, as part of newly released documents from the ongoing FTC hearing, it's been revealed that "Project Dragon" was indeed being considered as an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC exclusive back in 2021.
The game is listed in one of the documents as follows:
- Project Dragon (X|S, PC) - RPG Shooter
It sounds like we could be looking at another Xbox exclusive here, then, although it's important to reiterate that the document in question is from 2021, and IO Interactive never mentioned any exclusivity as part of March 2023's announcement. Plans can change, especially over the course of a few years!
We could be waiting a while until there's confirmation anyway, as the game's development has only recently begun.
"We are building a new world, a new IP – an online fantasy RPG. A world and a game built from the core to entertain players and expand for many years to come. It feels familiar, yet at the same time IOI is going on a journey unlike any we have been on before."
"This is just the start of our journey into this new world we are making. We hope you sense the warmth, the danger, the togetherness, and the heart we put into it…"