A game based on the world’s favorite secret agent, James Bond, isn’t the only new title that IO Interactive is working on. According to a new report from Windows Central, the Hitman developer has begun forming a new team for a secretive project code named “Project Dragon,” which is believed to be a fantasy RPG that will be published by Microsoft and released exclusively for PC and Xbox consoles. IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak recently teased that the studio is working on something that is “a bit different” from the company’s usual work.
On IO Interactive’s website, various job listings are live for multiplayer positions in IO’s Swedish studio. And indeed, we’ve heard that this Dragon project is a connected-world RPG, set in an entirely new universe. One of the job listing PDFs on IO’s website specifically refers to the team being “Dragon,” adding credence to the information we’ve received.
Source: Windows Central, GamesIndustry.biz, @klobrille