Contrary to reports, the next James Bond videogame will be releasing solely on current generation consoles, suggesting that the project has been totally nixed from next-generation systems such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. According to several of our close sources, and originally posted by the Bond experts at MI6, Casino Royale, the next film in the James Bond saga, will only be available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube.
Currently being planned as a third-person action title, a la Everything or Nothing, the new Bond title has already begun its pre-production stages with concept work and 3D models having been completed even before the release of Bond's latest outing, the movie-to-game tribute, From Russia With Love [with a PSP version on the way].
Electronic Arts had apparently planned next-gen versions of the title, but time limitations may have been the culprit for the discontinued projects. Casino Royale, the next Bond film, will begin filming in early 2006 as soon as the female heroine (Vespa) gets casted. Rumors have circulated Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, and Scarlett Johansson as being the front-runners for the role. Expect EA to continue its movie-to-game roots, as the film's cast will certainly be represented in their digital forms in the game.