Next Hitman Game "Well Underway," Dev Says

It's time for IO Interactive to move on to the next Hitman game.


Developer IO Interactive is shifting its focus to the next Hitman game. In a blog post, the studio said more of the Hitman 2 team is now transitioning to "the next Hitman game."

Development on this unannounced title is "well underway," the studio said. No further details about the new Hitman game were divulged, but you can bet it will involve a certain bald contract killer.

IO Interactive worked on Hitman 2's post-release content for 13 months, and now the studio said it is "looking increasingly to the future," as you would expect.

The November update for Hitman 2, which launches on November 19, will be the final major patch for the game, though more content releases are scheduled for December and beyond. Additionally, IO Interactive will add more "live content" to Hitman 2 in 2020 through more contracts. On top of that, IO Interactive said it will bring back the game's elusive targets at some point.

IO Interactive was owned by Square Enix until 2017, after which point it regained its independence and retained the Hitman IP. The company is now working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on Hitman and a "new universe." Despite its publishing arrangement with Warner Bros., IO Interactive remains an independent company.

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