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Hitman statement: IO Interactive project still ongoing, Square Montreal doing mobile games

Tuesday, 7th January 2014 10:29 GMT By Dave Cook

Hitman publisher Square Enix has sent VG247 a statement regarding the cancellation of its Montreal team’s off-shoot project.

You can check out some details of the cancelled Hitman game through the link.

The statement sent to us reads, “There’s a bit of confusion around the Hitman projects currently in development at Square Enix owned studios and so we wanted to take the time to clarify what each studio is working on to clear up some of this confusion.

“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.”

Could the IO Interactive project be the mysterious Hitman: Guns & Souls we’ve heard about? Decide below.

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6 Comments

  1. absolutezero

    OK!

    So they cancelled a possible Next-Gen entry in the series and made them make a fucking mobile game instead.

    Great. Fucking great.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. tezzer1985

    @1 If I remember correctly, IO where hinting that they where not happy with the fact that Hitman was taken off them and passed to that studio. It leaked that Montreal where making a next gen Hitman, before IO had realised Hitman: Absolution.

    So I guess IO where just given back Hitman & Montreal where given mobile games after the success of Deus Ex on iPad.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. YoungZer0

    @2: Interesting, I thought IOI wanted to move forward and do different games and not focus specifically on the Hitman series.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. tezzer1985

    @3 O ok, I thought that’s what I read a few years ago. So it seems they have been forced to work on Hitman instead of there new project.

    I guess Mini Ninjas & Kane & Lynch has done them no favours in terms of getting backing for a new IP.

    #4 12 months ago
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    #5 12 months ago
  6. FlyBoogy

    So the next game will be made by the same people that made Absolution… pass

    #6 12 months ago

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