Published On: Fri, Jun 16th, 2017

The Hitman IP is Safe As Io-Interactive Officially Becomes an Indy Studio With Full Rights To The Franchise

Developer Io-Interactive has announced that it has strictly turn an eccentric studio with full rights to a Hitman IP.

Io-Interactive’s CEO, Hakan Abrak, announced a news on a developer’s website usually now. Rumors about IOI progressing a rights to a Hitman IP already flush following a news that Square Enix wanted to sell of a Danish growth studio final month.

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You can review Abrak’s full summary on a matter down below:

In a 19 years of history, Io-Interactive has brought we strange and sparkling entertainment; from Mini Ninjas and Freedom Fighters to gaming’s many scandalous criminals Kane Lynch and of march a dear Agent 47. With a latest game, we have not usually remade Hitman, though also changed a whole studio into a AAA digital era. Our live product has disrupted a video diversion business and has perceived approval and regard from press, village and a fans.

There are many tales of hope, dreams, hardship and fun within these walls. We have never strived for a approaching or predictable. Instead, we are always in office for what feels strange and real. Our passion and integrity has never been larger and so that is because we have motionless it is not a time to stop as we have many some-more sparkling and strange tales to tell.

Therefore we am unapproachable to announce currently that IOI is now strictly an eccentric studio. We have successfully resolved a negotiations with Square Enix and have concluded to a government buyout. Crucially, we will keep all of a rights to a Hitman IP.

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This is a watershed impulse for IOI. As of today, we have finish control over a instruction for a studio and a Hitman IP – we’re about to forge a possess destiny and it’s impossibly exciting. We are now open to opportunities with destiny collaborators and partners to assistance strengthen us as a studio and safeguard that we can furnish a best games probable for a community.

I would like to contend a large and frank appreciate we to all of a players, community, friends in a media and everybody else connected to a studio for a messages of support that we have perceived in a final few weeks. we would also like to appreciate Square Enix; it has been a good family to be a partial of and we are unapproachable of what we have achieved together in a final 8 years. IOI started as an eccentric studio and we will now lapse to those roots with an intensely ardent and gifted team.

We are counting on a continued support of all a players; simply by carrying fun with all we’ve expelled so distant for HITMAN – and we wish to inspire some-more of we to try a game. We have some-more sum to come on a skeleton for that subsequent week.

Thank you.



Hitman Season 1 was expelled as a truly-episodic pretension final year, and Season 2 is pronounced to be in a works.

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