Within the newest episode of IGN Unfiltered, Ryan McCaffrey was joined by IO Interactive CEO and co-owner Hakan Abrak to speak about what IO is engaged on, the upcoming James Bond sport, the way forward for Hitman, separating from Sq. Enix, and way more.
Whereas discussing his ideas on “help studios,” Abrak additionally revealed that Hitman and the extremely anticipated James Bond sport aren’t the one tasks the studio is engaged on.
“We now have 007 we’re engaged on, we’ve Hitman that we’re engaged on… I ought to point out we’re engaged on one thing else, as properly. One thing utterly new… a brand new IP (mental property).”
We’ll have to attend a bit longer to be taught what the challenge is, however IO will hold supporting Hitman 3 within the meantime, and with the approaching 007 sport, studio followers could have issues to sink their tooth into whereas awaiting extra information.
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Abrak additionally revealed, humorously, that even the studio’s founders do not recall what the “IO” in “IO Interactive” stands for. “There are lots of myths about what it’s. I have been with IO for greater than 14 years now, however I am not a part of the founders… I nonetheless know most of them… after I ask them, they do not even bear in mind themselves, why, or what it was.”
“‘Enter / Output’ is an effective guess. One other one is ‘[one of Jupiter’s moons,] Io’ and stuff like that. They’re having enjoyable being secretive round that however, actually, there’s not a transparent, ‘That is it!'”
For extra interviews with one of the best, brightest, most fascinating minds within the video games trade, try make sure you try every episode of IGN Unfiltered, which incorporates talks with Bethesda’s Todd Howard, Uncharted creator Amy Hennig, Grasp Chief co-creator Marcus Lehto, Valve’s Robin Walker & Chris Remo, and so many extra.