Welcome to IGN Unfiltered, our commonly occurring interview collection the place we sit down with the perfect, brightest, and most fascinating minds within the online game trade. (Compensate for the opposite 50-plus episodes right here.) My visitor this episode is IO Interactive CEO and co-owner Hakan Abrak, who talks very brazenly and truthfully about working a AAA impartial recreation studio within the trendy period. He discusses leaving Sq. Enix to go it alone and the way the studio nearly ran out of cash at one level, how the studio landed the James Bond recreation deal and the way the staff is considering it, the way forward for Hitman, and far more!
Take a look at the total episode within the video above, however when you’d desire to take heed to the 75-minute interview, this is an audio-only podcast obtain hyperlink. In some way I hope you may try the interview! Under is a clip, during which Abrak talks a bit concerning the inspiration the staff is drawing from for its upcoming 007 recreation:
And when you missed it, this is the earlier episode of Unfiltered, during which ex-Halo builders Jaime Griesemer and Peter Tamte candidly focus on their resurrection of the controversial “playable documentary” navy shooter, Six Days in Fallujah:
Compensate for each episode of IGN Unfiltered right here, together with conversations with Bethesda recreation director Todd Howard, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, former PlayStation boss Jack Tretton, Journey creator Jenova Chen, Halo boss Bonnie Ross, and plenty of extra!
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