IO Interactive Opens New Studio In Barcelona To Assist With Project 007 Development

IOI Barcelona will also develop new content for Hitman 3 and a new unannounced IP.

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IO Interactive, the developer behind Hitman 3, has just announced the opening of a new studio in Barcelona. This new studio, creatively named IOI Barcelona, is one part of its "ambitious and exciting plans for expansion over the coming years" according to a post on the developer's site.

IOI Barcelona will be joining IO Interactive's two other studios, IOI Copenhagen and IOI Malmö. It will assist these other studios in supporting Hitman 3, which already has extra content on the way. The game's first DLC collection, Seven Deadly Sins, is now available, and its roadmap for April is packed with more new content.

Two other projects will also be tackled by IO Interactive's new Barcelona studio. IOI Barcelona will be joining the developer's two other studios in working on both Project 007, IO Interactive's James Bond title, as well as another unannounced new intellectual property.

IOI Barcelona's role in the development of these new projects will be more than simple support. According to the announcement post on IO Interactive's site, all of the developer's studios are "treated as Elite studios and will each make a significant impact to ongoing development and publishing efforts across all projects."

In his own statement, IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak welcomed the team working at IOI Barcelona. "All three of our studios have extremely talented developers who are passionate and driven towards making an impact in our industry," Abrak said. "A core part of our philosophy is that everyone at IOI has a significant and impactful role to play in realizing our dreams, regardless of where they're located. Think of it as one studio, in multiple locations."

A core team has already set up shop at IOI Barcelona, but the developer has a long list of vacancies at the studio that need to be filled. These open positions range from programming to animation, with developers needed for every project IO Interactive is currently working on.

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