Denmark-based video game giant IO Interactive has opened a new studio in Istanbul, Turkiye. The new Istanbul office will be a hub for AAA game development in the region.
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Istanbul office, named IOI Istanbul, will play a significant role in Project 007, Project Fantasy, and HITMAN. The official announcement said, “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.”
The announcement continued: “With a thriving tech and mobile development scene, we identified Istanbul as a region filled with talent that is furiously passionate, development-focused, and technically creative. Istanbul is also a city rich in history, offering a strong cultural presence, historic architecture, astonishing Bosphorus views, and vibrant and varied culture.”
IO Interactive CEO Hakan B. Abrak said, “In addition to the potential and young audience here, Turkiye will also provide us with access to potential talents in the Middle East and Asia region.”
IOI Istanbul is located in the heart of tech and business Maslak, a historic location known for its harbor and dining scene on the lively Bosphorus. Maslak is the heart of tech and business. IOI Istanbul is the studio’s third office outside of Denmark. IO Interactive has studios in Barcelona and Malmö and its HQ in Copenhagen.