Hitman IO Interactive

Square Enix dumping Hitman developer IO Interactive after suffering huge losses

Square Enix has shocked many with the news that it is desperately trying to sell the Danish development studio IO Interactive, makers of the Hitman series. The franchise has seen a massive decrease in sales since Hitman Absolution. Flagging sales, paired with the rising cost of development, have lead to Square Enix suffering a loss of nearly 43 million dollars.

If Square Enix cannot find a buyer, the studio will be shuttered, meaning the end of the Hitman franchise as we know it now. That seems rather unfortunate considering Hitman (2016) seemed like a large step in the right direction after the disappointing Hitman Absolution.

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