IO Interactive has a number of initiatives within the works. In addition to Hitman, there’s Challenge 007 and a model new unannounced title as a part of a brand new IP. A collection of job listings that appeared yesterday have revealed some fascinating particulars concerning the latter two of these initiatives.
Challenge 007 is a sport set on the planet of James Bond, nevertheless it received’t be primarily based on any film launched up to now. It should as a substitute have a totally unique story the place gamers “earn their 00 standing within the very first James Bond origin story“. The premise offers the studio the prospect to design a Secret Agent with a novel look that doesn’t have the voice or any similarity to any current Bond actor. In keeping with an inventory for Senior Gameplay Producer, the studio is creating prototypes for “taking pictures, melee combats and different techniques.” They’ve additionally created a “brand-new animation system” and “a brand-new AI framework.”
These present particulars are all very obscure and that’s as a result of the studio has since altered the listings to take away the extra juicy bits. As noticed by @IdleSloth84 on Twitter, the itemizing initially acknowledged the sport can be a third-person stealth action-oriented sport, though it will even have journey components. The sport would even have maps, enemies and challenges that might adapt to the actions of the participant. To this point it sounds pretty much like the gameplay seen within the Hitman franchise, though that isn’t terribly stunning.
In the meantime, particulars on the studio’s unannounced mission are a bit extra scarce. Most of the job listings verify it will likely be a sport that ventures into “the world of emergent multi-player.” This implies roles just like the Multiplayer Community Programmer have been tasked with altering the studio’s Glacier Engine in order that it has multiplayer capabilities. The sport is aiming for consoles; whereas the Gameplay Director description confirms it will likely be on a number of platforms, we don’t but know which consoles this might be.
The studio has excessive hopes for his or her latest title. The sport was beforehand described as “a bit completely different and completely a love baby. It’s one thing our core individuals, our veteran workers, have been dreaming about for a while.” The Technical Director itemizing additional describes it as “a one-of-a-kind gameplay expertise for gamers,” whereas that of the Lead Recreation Designer claims the sport will “form the longer term for years to come back of each our studio and the relationships we’ve constructed with our gamers.” As at all times, we’ll let as quickly as we hear one thing extra concrete.
[Source: IO Interactive, Twitter]