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No real surprises here, but IO Interactive has confirmed that it’s targeting “modern systems and platforms” with its upcoming Project 007, which will almost certainly include the PlayStation 5 and potentially the PlayStation 4 as well. According to a press release, the James Bond tie-in will run on the Danish developer’s Glacier engine, which also powers the Hitman franchise.

“Creating an original Bond game is a monumental undertaking and I truly believe that IO Interactive, working closely with our creative partners at EON and MGM, can deliver something extremely special for our players and communities,” said the studio’s CEO Hakan Abrak. “Our passionate team is excited to unleash their creativity into the iconic James Bond universe and craft the most ambitious game in the history of our studio.”

As reported earlier, this will be an original origin story set within the James Bond universe. IO Interactive is developing this across its two studios, and is recruiting talent to add to its team. That is, perhaps, the only disappointment here: this announcement seems more targeted at recruitment, which means that it’s probably a fair few years away.