06-Jan-2021 • Gaming
In one of the first interviews given by anyone at IO Interactive since the studio was announced to be working on 'Project 007' - an origin story James Bond videogame - CEO and co-owner Hakan Abrak discusses the transition away from the 'Hitman' trilogy in to the Bond world with Game Informer:
"Hitman and IO Interactive are very, very closely knit, obviously," Abrak says. "But I think, moving forward, IO should not necessarily be mentioned as ‘The Hitman studio IO Interactive,’ but first and foremost, people should think about IO Interactive as IO Interactive first, creators of different IPs and a place of creativity where Hitman is definitely one of our children, but there are going to be more children in the future. And one of them is 007."
"If you think about the future of Hitman as well, if you think about the future of the Bond franchise, we’re in a place where we feel curious and hungry, creatively," Elverdam adds. "If you think about what would Bond be, what would Hitman be in the future, hopefully you’ll think, ‘hey these guys certainly seem like they … are interested in trying to take the games new places.’"