Hitman developer IO Interactive has announced that a new Hitman game is currently in development. Hakan Abrak CEO of IO Interactive confirmed last year that they had become fully independent after “successfully concluding negotiations with Square Enix.” IO said it agreed to a “management buyout,” . Citing a desire to focus its “resources and energies on key franchises and studios”, More ffectively.
In a blog post about the newly released Hitman – Game of the Year Edition, IO CEO Hakan Abrak mentioned a new game in the series is on the way: “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. although no real details are touched upon as of yet.
It’s not certain what the announcement of the “Next Hitman game” means for the 2016 reboot , As Prior to the split, Io had planned for three seasons of content for Hitman; They also released a physical version of the game called Hitman: The Complete First Season at the start of this year.
So it’s unclear at the moment whether second and third seasons will be a part of the newly-announced next title or whether Io plans to continue releasing content for the current game