The independent IO Interactive continues to work on the adventures of Agent 47.
In a blog post, the Danish studio is celebrating that Hitman’s Game of the Year Edition has launched. The CEO of IO, Hakan Abrak has written the following: „Five months ago, [we] let you know that Io-Interactive had become an independent studio once again. We’ve kept quiet since then, because we needed to focus on what we want IOI to stand for, regarding 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.
Thank you, in advance, to everyone who supports us by purchasing the [Hitman] GOTY Edition or the Upgrade. Your support will directly help us to continue our independent journey towards the next Hitman game and beyond. 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.”
Yes, the next Hitman game is already in development, and this time, it’s not going to be related to Square Enix, as the Japanese publisher got rid of IO Interactive, who managed to keep the Hitman license with them. We can’t wait to hear more about the sequel!
Source: IO Interactive blog