Back in June this year, IO interactive bought its independence from Square Enix, taking the Hitman franchise with it, and word from the studio has been relatively quiet since. Many had been wondering what this meant for Hitman as a series, and now we know — thanks to a blog post from IO Interactive. There's a new Hitman game in the works, but that's all we're going to know for a while.
Five months ago, I posted an open letter to let you know that Io-Interactive had become an independent studio once again.
We’ve kept intentionally quiet since then, because we needed to focus inwards at what we want IOI to stand for, in terms of our employees, our culture and our ambitions and dreams for the future. It’s been hard and challenging work, but also incredibly exciting as we lay the foundations for a new start for this special studio.
One last thing about our next Hitman game; I want to let you know that we’re making great progress and we have exciting new features and some franchise firsts, which we can’t wait to tell you all about. You’ll have to wait a little longer as we don’t plan to start talking about that until some point in 2018.
So, we're not going to know any specifics until next year at the earliest, but the Hitman series has survived its departure from Square Enix which is reassuring. It turns out, this Hitman is pretty tough to assassinate.