Game news IO Interactive talks about its future after Hitman
This year the Hitman franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary. According to her studio, she has managed to bring together 70 million players in 20 years. In 2000, IO Interactive revealed Agent 47 in Hitman: Hired Killer, the saga’s first opus to hit PC. The church is now waiting for a third part that will conclude the World of Assassination trilogy that began in 2016. In particular, the hero has to explore Dubai and the Thornbridge Family Mansion on Dartmoor in order to complete important missions. In the columns of Game Informer, the team expresses itself about its future after this episode.
While Square Enix decided to get rid of IO Interactive in 2017 to improve its finances, the structure gradually became independent. The studio will take care of the third episode of Hitman itself. In 2016, this task was entrusted to the Japanese company before the baton was handed over to Warner Bros. Executive producer Forest Swartout Large is already nostalgic for completing her trilogy.
I think for me the nostalgia is not so much about the game because it will live on and will be alive thanks to the people who will be playing it. Rather, it’s the privilege of doing the third iteration with this group of extremely talented, really great people who are so interested in what they do.
In November we learned that IO Interactive was developing a game for Agent 007, which is currently known as Project 007 (provisional name). It will be created in collaboration with the licensees and the studio will also be responsible for the publication. After years with the popular killer, he’ll be looking at a new IP. Hakan Abrak, Studio Head, admits his team is mostly known for Hitman. A game like Project 007 will be a way to overcome that vision.
Hitman and IO Interactive are obviously very, very closely related. However, I think that in the future IO should not necessarily be called “Hitman’s Studio”, but primarily as IO Interactive, developer of various licenses and a place of creativity where Hitman is one. from our children, but where will there be other children in the future. And one of them is 007.
over Game Informer.
Hitman 3 will officially be released on January 20, 2021 on PC (EGS), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia. It was also announced in cloud games on Nintendo Switch.
By Tiraxa, Writing from igamesnews.com