New digs for 47 and 007
Danish developer IO Interactive has announced the establishment of a brand new studio, situated in Istanbul, Turkey. The new studio represents major growth for the Hitman developer, and is expected to play a key role in all of IO’s forthcoming releases.
We are excited to announce the opening of our fourth IOI studio in Istanbul, Türkiye,” reads the official press statement. “Uniquely positioned in the pan-continental gateway to Europe and Asia, IOI Istanbul is a crucial part in the continued growth and success of IO Interactive.”
We are excited to announce the opening of a new studio in Istanbul as part of our continued growth.
Full announcement: https://t.co/TMEcFDqUuw pic.twitter.com/bSdJeWMcml
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) March 15, 2023
“The mission of IOI Istanbul is to establish a hub for AAA game development in the region and create unique game experiences for our players across the world. Our team in Istanbul will play a significant role in our ambitious productions: Project 007, Project Fantasy and Hitman. We’re excited to share more details (and share some photos!) about our new studio in the coming weeks and months.”
The Istanbul studio, which is the fourth of IOI’s global locations, is opening at a time when the developer has announced that it is about to focus full-time on its previously teased Project 007. Speaking in a recent interview with Eurogamer, IO noted that its core franchise, Hitman, was on “a little bit of a hiatus” while the team concentrated on the James Bond title. They were also quick to point out that they saw Agent 47 as an integral part of the studio, so we can expect his return in good time.
You can check out more details on IOI Istanbul and its vacancies over on its new website.