Watch: James Bond 007 Game Announced By Studio Behind Hitman

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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James Bond's influence may have graced the silver screen for a long time, but the cinematic icon has also made strides in the realm of video games . Most notably, the GoldenEye 007 video game served as an iconic 90s classic that left a mark in the eyes of many fans. To this day, the aforementioned game is still being remembered as one of the best video games of all time, with some even saying that it "revolutionized" the first-person shooter genre.

This was followed up by a series of releases, which include the likes of Quantum of Solace, James Bond 007: From Russia With Love , and James Bond 007: Nightfire. However, the lack of James Bond video game titles in recent years has led fans to wonder if there will be more releases centered on the character, especially after the launch of the next-generation of gaming.

And now, a new game centered around the world's favorite secret agent is currently in development.


IO Interactive confirmed that a new James Bond video game will soon arrive. The working title for the game is Project 007 , and it is being described as a "wholly original story."

Project 007 (working title) is a brand new James Bond video game with a wholly original story. Earn your 00 status in the very first James Bond origin story, to be developed and published by IO Interactive.


After a long wait, it's fitting to see a James Bond video game title for the next generation of console gaming. Not much is known regarding whether they will be releasing Project 007 to both PS5 and Xbox, but there's a strong chance that the studio will do so, especially after the successful launch of these consoles.

IO Interactive is best known for introducing the Hitman franchise to the world of gaming, and those games rely on stealth gameplay. This should serve as an indicator of the type of game Project 007 will be, and this should bode well for longtime fans of the James Bond franchise.

In addition, the minimalist approach of the short teaser manages to evoke a sense of nostalgia since the iconic theme song of James Bond is strategically included. On top of that, the promise of an original story presents a wide array of possibilities for Project 007.

IO already confirmed that the game will feature an origin story for the secret agent, and this opens up a fresh narrative trajectory for players to tackle once it launches.

As it is, it appears that IO Interactive and Project 007 are a perfect fit, and it has the potential to redefine the first-person shooting genre once again.

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.