Last year November all the fans of the world-famous spy 007 were treated with the amazing news that IO Interactive signed a deal with license holder MGM to create a game codenamed Project 007.
according to sources, this game will feature the original story during which the world-famous secret agent will earn his status of what it is today. During a recent interview, MGM executives Robert Marick (VP for Global Consumer Products & Experiences) and Matthew Super (Director of Interactive Business Development) shared their company’s renewed efforts in games, and also discussed the upcoming James Bond project title in works by the studio.
Robert Marick: When you look at James Bond, for instance, the opportunity to be able to tell an origin story and express that in terms of the quality that fans expect, we needed a console partner to be able to help tell that story. We’re not here for a quick buck, we’re here for what extends the brand.
Matthew Super: It all comes down to identifying the right development partner. IO is the authority in stealth and agent-oriented games, so they truly were a dream come true in terms of studios to partner with on James Bond. They have a deep, deep passion for the IP, and they’re extraordinarily talented. It’s a match made in heaven, IO Interactive, and James Bond, and we’re working on something we think is going to be very special for fans.
However, the fans of the secret agent have to wait for quite a while more and it will take a considerable amount of time before we get to see this James Bond game.
Just a few months ago we saw the IO Interactive recruiting talent for the project and the game developer is also busy as it’s working on yet another project. According to rumors is working on an Xbox exclusive online game set in a fantasy world that prominently features dragons. This is likely to be even further out than Project 007, though. Stay tuned for more information.