IO Interactive head and co-founder Hakan Abrak was interviewed by Game Informer . In a conversation with reporters, he said that it was time for the company to go beyond the “Hitman Developers” thesis and start working with new franchises.
The recently announced Project 007 James Bond title is just the first step in that direction.
Obviously, HItman and IO Interactive are very, very closely related, but in the future, I think we will not have to be called just “Hitman developers”. People should talk about us as IO Interactive, a studio that has created several IPs, including Hitman. In the future, we want to deal with a lot of franchises and 007 is one of them.
We are now in a moment where we feel curiosity and hunger in a creative sense.
Now IO Interactive is preparing for the release of Hitman 3. The studio will release a triquel about Agent 47 in two weeks – January 20 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch.