New James Bond Game Project 007 Forthcoming from Developer IO Interactive

Project 007 is the working title for a new James Bond game from IO Interactive.
Project 007 is the working title for a new James Bond game from IO Interactive. | Photo by IO Interactive

A new James Bond video game with the working title Project 007 is on its way, developer and publisher IO Interactive announced Thursday.

The game will focus on the early days of James Bond's career in espionage, according to a description on the game's new website.

New James Bond Game Project 007 Forthcoming from Developer IO Interactive

"Featuring a wholly original Bond story, players will step into the shoes of the world's favorite Secret Agent to earn their 00 status in the very first James Bond origin story," reads the description. Further details concerning the game's story, its launch platforms, release window and more remain under wraps.

IO Interactive, a Danish developer best known for creating and developing the Hitman franchise, is planning to build out its staff to work on the new title. The developer's history with Hitman, one of the most beloved spy franchises in gaming, makes it especially well suited for bringing James Bond video games back to prominence — something they've failed to reach since at least the 2000s.