Venture 007 Is Very Cool and Will Inform the Story of the First Bond, Says IOI; Venture Fantasy Is ‘Years Away’

Gamereactor interviewed two key members from IO Interactive Barcelona at Spain’s Gamelab 2023 occasion, and so they bought a couple of tidbits on the studio’s two largest upcoming video games: Venture 007 and Venture Fantasy.

About Venture 007, Senior Technical Government Producer Cris Vega mentioned:

007 is underneath improvement, and it is wanting very cool. It should inform the story of the primary Bond and the way he turns into the key agent that he’s, however that is what we are able to touch upon.

Venture 007 was unveiled in November 2020 with scant data. Through the years, we realized that it will not be an adaptation of any of the James Bond films produced by MGM. Job listings additionally made it clear it will be a third-person motion recreation that includes sandbox ranges and cutting-edge AI, though that wasn’t in any respect stunning coming from the studio that makes HITMAN.

Gamereactor additionally bought a few feedback about IO Interactive’s different main upcoming recreation, Venture Fantasy. Formally introduced a couple of months in the past, it was previously generally known as Venture Dragon when rumors recommended it might be an Xbox unique. On that word, Lead Core Engine Programmer Alvaro Fernandez could not actually remark:

This isn’t our area. I do not assume any phrase got here out about any specifics about this, so we can’t touch upon it.

Senior Technical Government Producer Cris Vega added that Venture Fantasy should be removed from launch.

Yeah, it is an internet multiplayer RPG and sure might be like some other IOI recreation, in all probability might be on console and PC, however nothing is confirmed. It is nonetheless some years till it can launch.

IO Interactive has seen huge enlargement to accommodate its formidable roadmap now that it has put HITMAN on hiatus. In 2023 alone, they opened two workplaces, one in Istanbul and one other in Brighton, UK. The complete headcount of IOI has surpassed 300 workers and the objective is to proceed rising to round 400 workers, although not one of the particular person workplaces (which additionally embrace Copenhagen and Malmö) are anticipated to get bigger than 100-150 builders.

As a reminder, IO Interactive was one of many studios listed by Microsoft’s inner paperwork to be eyed for a possible future acquisition goal.

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