Now that Hitman 2 and all its DLC has come out, developer Io Interactive has announced a further partnership with publisher Warner Bros is coming. They have hinted that the new title will be a new console and PC game, and seemingly a whole new IP.
“Io Interactive has a proud history of creating compelling characters and universes for our players to enjoy – it’s in our DNA,” CEO Hakan Abrak says in a press release. “As we embark on this exciting project to create a new universe for IOI together with Warner Bros, we’re currently looking for ambitious talent to join our team in our Copenhagen and Malmö studios for this extraordinary journey.”
That “new universe” comment suggests a IP is on the cards, and it’s not the only time that Io has spoken about a new IP, as earlier in the year, Abrak said the “majority” of the Copenhagen studio was already working on the new, mystery project.
“We are still very much independent, we’re looking into the future with new things, potentially new IPs, that we might be working on,” Abrak said in the July video. “We’ve created four original IPs from scratch. We’ve always worked on and created these characters and worlds and what not. It’s a part of our DNA, and I’m looking forward to bringing new stuff as well, apart from growing Hitman into the world.”