Project 007: everything we know so far

Project 007 teaser image showing the logo against the iconic gun chamber background
(Image credit: IO Interactive)

Project 007 may not have been fully revealed yet, but there is a lot to look forward to from the upcoming James Bond game from IO Interactive. We don't have a lot of information regarding a release date, yet we've still managed to scrape together a few bits and pieces.

So far, we've only had a short teaser trailer that doesn’t show any gameplay, but the website confirms that the story is about James Bond’s origins and it’ll be “completely original”. That means IO Interactive won’t be borrowing stories from previous James Bond movies or books. That said, we also know for a fact that Project 007 doesn't feature actors from the films

As a whole, Project 007 is keeping its cards close to its chest when it comes to gameplay. We can almost certainly expect gunslinging in some form, but the precise details have yet to be revealed. We could be in for some classic first-person action in the vein of Goldeneye 007 for the N64. Alternatively, IO Interactive might opt for some third-person stealth mechanics in the tradition of their much-celebrated Hitman series. But, speculation aside, here's what we know so far.  

Project 007: cut to the chase

  • What is it? A James Bond game from the developer of Hitman
  • When can I play it? TBC
  • What can I play it on? TBC

Project 007 potential platforms

There are no official details about when we can expect the new Project 007 game. Given we know that IO Interactive is still pulling together its development team, it could be a good few years before the new James Bond title sees the light of day. 

For now, we can probably expect to see it launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC, but we don't know definitively. Given the seemingly far out release date, it seems unlikely that it'll come to Xbox One or PS4. However, since Hitman 3, IO Interactive's last major release, had a cloud version on Nintendo Switch, there's a chance Project 007 may get the same treatment.

Project 007 trailer

So far, IO Interactive has only provided us with a teaser trailer for Project 007. It's not much to go on, but it's always charming to see a new take on the classic James Bond opening sequence.

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Project 007 news

James Bond actors standing side by side

(Image credit: MGM)

IO Interactive hires audio director for Project 007
Making an official announcement on the developer’s website, IO Interactive has announced that its hired a new audio director, Dominic Vega. Having previously worked on big names like League of Legends, Ratchet and Clank: Nexus, and Just Cause 4, Vega stated: 

“I don’t think there are many sound palettes as iconic as the James Bond universe. It’s one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. Working on such an iconic franchise with IOI, and the audio team here is incredibly exciting."

Don't expect familiar actors to return
At the moment, further details on the project are few and far between, but an interview with IO Interactive's studio director did reveal that the upcoming game won't be based on any of the actors featured in the film series. Hakan Abrak described how his team “have been allowed to make [their] own digital Bond, which will not lean on a Bond actor."

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