When the news broke that IO Interactive, the studio responsible for some of the best stealth games in the genre beginning with the most recent reboot of Hitman, would be taking on a James Bond project, it sounded like putting peanut butter and chocolate together.
It just fits, right? While that still of course is the case, it seems like we’re going to be waiting quite some time before we see anything about this title, unfortunately.
Spotted on by a user on Twitter, IO Interactive’s recent financial reports point to a cautious view of the future, one that expects revenue to decline “due to long production phases ahead,” the report read.
It specifically expects its fiscal year 2024 and 2025 to show these decreases, which could indicate that the release of IO’s Project 007 won’t be ready until 2025.
Hitman 3 has been the studio’s biggest success so far, and it continues to do well with post-launch support.
How long that support will last remains to be seen, but it could potentially get stretched out long enough that there’s as little a gap as possible between Hitman 3 support ending and Project 007 releasing.
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