Developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced that they are continuing their partnership and will work together on a brand-new console and PC gaming experience.
IOI CEO Hakan Abrak clarified that this project is a “new universe,” so it remains unclear if the developer is working on a new Hitman game. A second IOI studio opened its doors in Malmo earlier this year, and both are actively seeking “high-quality talent” for this new gaming experience.
“We’re looking forward to partnering on this next endeavor to bring a new console and PC gaming experience to players globally,” said Warner Bros. president David Haddad.
Abrak echoed Haddad’s sentiment: “We’re looking forward to continuing this relationship. IO Interactive has a proud history of creating compelling characters and universes for our players to enjoy–it’s in our DNA.”
IOI partnered with a couple of other publishers prior to shaking hands with Warner Bros. The Danish studio collaborated with Eidos Interactive on the first four mainline Hitman games before Square Enix took over Eidos in 2009. Warner Bros. entered the picture with Hitman: Definitive Edition, and the two continued their partnership with last year’s Hitman 2.
Hitman 2 continues to receive new updates. Over the summer, the game’s first DLC took Agent 47 to The Bank in New York City. And last month, Agent 47 sipped some piña coladas and assassinated a few targets on Haven Island.
Source: Game Spot Mashup