Square Enix Confirms New Hitman Title in Development
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.08.2014
Coming from IO Interactive…
IGN reports that a Square Enix representative has confirmed that a new title in the Hitman franchise is now in development.
According to the statement from Square Enix, IO Interactive is developing a new game for consoles and the PC, and Square Enix Montreal is focusing on mobile titles. You can read their statement below:
"IO Interactive is developing a new, AAA Hitman game that will be coming to PC and next-gen consoles and Square Enix Montreal is fully focused on mobile development of games some of which are related to the Hitman franchise. We look forward to sharing more details about these titles later this year."
Previously, it was suspected that the next game was cancelled based on the LinkedIn profile of senior game designer Richard Knight that said, the "Hitman Project (Next-Gen Consoles/Current Gen/PC)" has now been cancelled, and he is instead now working on "Prototyping games in short dev cycles for Tablet devices." But now based on Square Enix's statement, that does not appear to be the case.