Project 007 sounds like a big departure from Hitman in new job listing

Project 007
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Hitman developer IO Interactive has dropped some new hints for their James Bond game, by way of a job listing.

IO Interactive is currently seeking a writer to produce "character-driven scenes with substantial dialogue," according to the job listing on the developer's website. From this description, it certainly sounds as though Project 007 is going to be a fairly cinematic game, a big departure from Hitman's approach to minimal dialog.

Additionally, the job also asks that applicants be able to produce "complex storylines and in-game subplots [...] tied to larger story goals [....] lead the player down a story path," as well as "compelling in-game dialogue."

From the description of the writer's role on Project 007, it would appear that the game is going to differ significantly from Hitman's general design philosophy. If you've played Hitman, you'll know that protagonist Agent 47 nearly forgoes dialog entirely, with the exception of a few quips here and there, generally resorting to physical actions over talking.

The fact that IO is hiring a writer is also a strong indicator that Project 007 is at least a few years away from seeing the light of day. Developer IO Interactive only just announced the game in November 2020, shortly before shipping Hitman 3 in January 2021. However, we do know that Project 007 won't be based on any of the James Bond actors, and IO Interactive will be creating an entirely original story for their adaptation.

For more on what to expect from IO's new game, head over to our complete writeup on the incoming Golden Age of licensed games, starring Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.