Hitman 3 studio’s 007 James Bond game set for 2025 on the earliest

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Hitman 3 developer IO Interactive and the James Bond license are a match made in heaven. Agent 47’s stealthy infiltrations, misleading interactions, and adept gunfights are precisely what 007 ought to do in a online game too. Sadly, it appears we’ll have to attend some time to see Bond in motion.

As noticed by video games reporter @DarkDetectiveNL on Twitter, IO Interactive made a very fascinating assertion in its 2021/2022 annual report, wrapping up the fiscal 12 months ending March 31, 2022. “There is a risk the next number of calendar years [that] profits will drop,” the report reads. “This is due to long production phases ahead, before the next releases hit the market. More precisely, fiscal [years 2024] and [2025] estimates show a significant decrease.” In different phrases, IOI expects to make much less cash till its subsequent video games launch, and that gained’t be till fiscal 12 months 2025 ends. As it presently stands, IOI’s FY 2025 closes out March 31, 2025, so we shouldn’t count on to see the 007 game launch earlier than then.

IO Interactive has printed its Annual Report 2021/22 (12 months ending thirty first March 2022).

Revenue got here in at DKK 538m (~$72.4m), +7% YoY, greater than 2x administration expectations. Mostly due to a Xbox Game Pass deal.

Looking into cellular dev.

Project 007 scheduled after March 2025? pic.twitter.com/JlnZ5J4kyJ

— DarkDetective (@DarkDetectiveNL) August 31, 2022

There is optimistic information in IOI’s report although. Hitman 3 has been performing extraordinarily effectively — “300% better” gross sales than Hitman 2, in keeping with the studio’s CEO. As such, IOI “is considering opening more subsidiary studios in new countries to accommodate for [its] needs for growth,” in keeping with the report. That’s an excellent drawback to have.

As for the longer term 007 game, we clearly know little or no about what IOI is planning. At a minimal, it’ll star its personal model of James Bond an unique story, with the opportunity of a trilogy like the trendy Hitman collection has seen. 007 movie franchise producer Barbara Broccoli is outwardly fairly happy with IOI being on the helm as a result of its success with Hitman.

Along those self same strains, Hitman 3 continues to see month-to-month roadmaps of latest content material. August 2022 introduced the Floral Baller pistol, returning Elusive Targets, and extra. September 2022’s new stuff has been teased with a gif of a glow-in-the-dark swimsuit.