IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak has revealed the studio is hoping to churn out multiple James Bond video games, having previously described its debut title based on the British secret agent the “ultimate spycraft fantasy.”
Speaking in an interview with EDGE magazine, Abrak was asked if IO Interactive had multiple games in mind when taking on the James Bond IP, to which he replied:
I would love players to look back on multiple Bond games by IO and go, ‘Wow, that was quite a journey!’ Yeah, absolutely. I mean, that’s the dream. That’s the ambition. And it’s also how we always talked about it.
Project 007 is in the very early stages of production and therefore we’ve no idea when the game will actually see the light of day. However, we do know that the game is not based on any of the existing portrayals of James Bond in cinema, although Abran did say in the same interview that the tone will be close to that of Daniel Craig compared to Roger Moore.
Craig is known to front a more gritty version of the character, and was responsible for the series’ successful reboot in the mid-2000s with Casino Royale. The character was previously played across the decades by Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, George Lazenby and Sean Connery.
James Bond has had a patchy reputation when it comes to video games, with GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64 arguably one of, if not the best series entries out there.
[Source – EDGE Magazine via MP1st]