IO Interactive has a number of tasks within the works. As properly as Hitman, there’s Project 007 and a model new unannounced title as a part of a brand new IP. A sequence of job listings that appeared yesterday have revealed some fascinating particulars concerning the latter two of these tasks.
Project 007 is a recreation set on the earth of James Bond, but it surely gained’t be based mostly on any film launched thus far. It will as a substitute have a completely original story the place gamers “earn their 00 status in the very first James Bond origin story“. The premise gives the studio the chance to design a Secret Agent with a unique appearance that doesn’t have the voice or any similarity to any existing Bond actor. According to a listing for Senior Gameplay Producer, the studio is creating prototypes for “shooting, melee combats and other systems.” They’ve additionally created a “brand-new animation system” and “a brand-new AI framework.”
These present particulars are all very obscure and that’s as a result of the studio has since altered the listings to take away the extra juicy bits. As noticed by @IdleSloth84 on Twitter, the itemizing initially acknowledged the sport could be a third-person stealth action-oriented recreation, though it might even have journey parts. The recreation would even have maps, enemies and challenges that may adapt to the actions of the participant. So far it sounds pretty just like the gameplay seen within the Hitman franchise, though that isn’t terribly stunning.
Meanwhile, particulars on the studio’s unannounced project are a bit extra scarce. Many of the job listings verify will probably be a recreation that ventures into “the world of emergent multi-player.” This means roles just like the Multiplayer Network Programmer have been tasked with altering the studio’s Glacier Engine in order that it has multiplayer capabilities. The recreation is aiming for consoles; whereas the Gameplay Director description confirms will probably be on a number of platforms, we don’t but know which consoles this will likely be.
The studio has excessive hopes for his or her latest title. The recreation was beforehand described as “a bit different and absolutely a love child. It is something our core people, our veteran staff, have been dreaming about for some time.” The Technical Director itemizing additional describes it as “a one-of-a-kind gameplay experience for players,” whereas that of the Lead Game Designer claims the sport will “shape the future for years to come of both our studio and the relationships we’ve built with our players.” As all the time, we’ll let as quickly as we hear one thing extra concrete.