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IO Interactive announced it has opened up a brand new studio in Barcelona. The studio will be called IOI Barcelona and joins IOI Copenhagen and IOI Malmö as the third party studios for the developer.
All three studios are believed Elite studios and will make a large impact with development and publishing efforts. IO Interactive is working on the Hitman IP, a brand new James Bond game titled Project 007, and also an unannounced new IP.
The core team at IOI Barcelona is currently set up and is located in the city centre. The team is focused on constructing a studio culture and environment that will hopefully attract top talent from around the world.
“There are exciting times ahead at IO Interactive and I am proud to announce the next step in our plans for the most desirable game company in Europe. IOI Barcelona will become the third studio to join our efforts to create phenomenal experiences for our players and communities,” said IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak.
“All three of our studios have extremely talented developers who are passionate and driven towards making an impact in our industry. 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.”
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