IO Interactive, the studio that brought us the World of Assassination Hitman trilogy, revealed new details today about a brand new IP currently in development. The studio is straying from the stealth genre to create an entirely new online fantasy RPG built from the ground up, which currently goes by the code name “Project Fantasy.”
“We are building a new world, a new IP – an online fantasy RPG. A world and a game built from the core to entertain players and expand for many years to come. It feels familiar, yet at the same time IOI is going on a journey unlike any we have been on before,” IO Interactive explains in a recent blog post.
“For many, this journey is also a deeply personal one that began long before we started making games for a living – and it started with the fantasy genre. From the “Fighting Fantasy” books compelling you to choose your path, alone, against wizards, lizards, and thief kings. To the togetherness, camaraderie, agony, and delight found around the tabletop. For some it meant taking the role of a game master: Part storyteller, part AI opponent, part guide, part villain. For everyone around that table it meant creativity, imagination, building a world together, and a shared goal in creating a great game experience.”
IO Interactive has expanded their studios to Copenhagen, Malmo, and Barcelona. The studio is currently hiring for multiple positions on Project Fantasy. You can learn more about the open positions on the IOI Careers page.