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IO Interactive (Hitman, Project 007) teases a new license

The news game IO Interactive (Hitman, Project 007) teases a new license. Published on April 16, 2021 at 1:40 p.m., updated on April 16, 2021 at 1:43 p.m. In an interview with gamesindustry, IO Interactive Studio states that this is the case has opened a third studio in Barcelona that provides additional support for the development of the licenses for Hitman and James Bond, as well as a new intellectual property that was never disclosed. In November 2020, IO Interactive announced the launch of Project 007 (tentative name), a title titled “Origin Story” in the world of James Bond. Two months later, the developer released the final episode of Hitman 3, ending the World of Assassination trilogy. According to director Hakan Abrak, the game was 300% more commercially successful than its predecessor Hitman 2. Statements made during GI Live: Online. And if we thought that the team today is fully engaged in the work required for the James Bond game, Agent 47 doesn’t seem to be set aside for all of that. After the (Hitman) trilogy, we can say that Agent 47 needs a breather. He needs a break. But that doesn’t mean that nothing happens in Assassination World. We have some pretty cool ideas to look into, and some of them will pay off. You will see developments there that are slightly different. And most importantly, “Without going into too much detail, we have a third universe that we are actively working on that is a little different and that we really appreciate. It is something that our key collaborators, our veterans, have been with have dreamed for a while “. The mystery of the identity of this project is complete. A few hours earlier, IO Interactive posted a series of vacancies for a mysterious production that indicated it was looking for a game director, executive producer, but also a multiplayer network programmer.

A new studio in Barcelona

At the same time, the team opens a new office in Barcelona, ​​which is simply referred to as the “Elite” studio. Today we are more than 200 employees. We have a studio in Copenhagen and we opened one in Malmö. But good news, we’re opening a third studio in Barcelona. It’s all part of our ambition to have locations where we believe there is good culture, exciting environments, and places where talent from all over the world would love to work. In two, three or four years, we imagine a situation where IO will be twice as important as it is today. The goal by 2024 is very clear: to become the “most attractive” game developer from Europe. And while the company made the decision to self-publish by opening this new activity with the third edition of Hitman, it shows that it is preparing to release other developers’ games. “It’s something that is in motion, and it is very likely that IO will not only publish its own games but other people’s games as well,” said Abrak, who also added, “I’ll be open and say.” It is very likely that IO will see one of their games published by someone else. It is very possible. “From Tiraxa, writing from jeuxvideo.com MP

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