IO Interactive, the studio behind the upcoming Project 007 game announced the opening of a new studio in Barcelona, Spain. IOI Barcelona is just one part of the company’s “ambitious and exciting plans for expansion over the coming years”.
Establishing IOI Barcelona is an integral part of IO Interactive’s plans for the coming years. With more to come from the Hitman universe, developing and publishing the first James Bond origin story and a brand new IP in active development, the future for IO Interactive is as exciting as it has ever been.
IOI Barcelona will be assisting IOI Malmö and IOI Copenhagen with Hitman 3‘s upcoming seasonal updates as well as the highly-anticipated Project 007. IO Interactive affirms that all three studios are elite studios that are expected to make a significant impact on ongoing development and publishing efforts across all projects.
“There are exciting times ahead at IO Interactive and I am proud to announce the next step in our plans for the most desirable game company in Europe. IOI Barcelona will become the third studio to join our efforts to create phenomenal experiences for our players and communities,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO of IO Interactive.
“All three of our studios have extremely talented developers who are passionate and driven towards making an impact in our industry. A core part of our philosophy is that everyone at IOI has a significant and impactful role to play in realizing our dreams, regardless of where they’re located. Think of it as one studio, in multiple locations.”
Project 007 is being developed In collaboration with MGM, EON Productions, and Delphi, the game features a wholly original Bond story and will see players earn their 00 status in the very first James Bond origin story. Project 007 will be powered by IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier technology and will be available for “modern systems and platforms”.