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Io-Interactive simply introduced this on Twitter and on their web site.

Sq. Enix pulled funding from Io as they have been on the lookout for potential traders. That saga is now full as Io is now an official impartial studio. The Hitman IP can be absolutely managed by Io which is nice information for Io-Interactive. Right here’s the full letter:

We’re very excited to share this message from the Io-Interactive CEO, Hakan Abrak:

In its 19 years of historical past, Io-Interactive has introduced you unique and thrilling leisure; from Mini Ninjas and Freedom Fighters to gaming’s most infamous criminals Kane & Lynch and naturally our beloved Agent 47. With our newest recreation, we’ve got not solely reworked Hitman, but additionally moved our complete studio into the AAA digital period. Our reside product has disrupted the online game enterprise and has acquired recognition and reward from press, group and our followers.
There are lots of tales of hope, goals, hardship and pleasure inside these partitions. We now have by no means strived for the anticipated or predictable. As a substitute, we’re all the time in pursuit for what feels unique and actual. Our ardour and dedication has by no means been better and so that’s the reason we’ve got determined it’s not the time to cease as we’ve got many extra thrilling and unique tales to inform.
Subsequently I’m proud to announce at the moment that IOI is now formally an impartial studio. We now have efficiently concluded our negotiations with Sq. Enix and have agreed to a administration buyout. Crucially, we are going to hold the entire rights to the Hitman IP.
This can be a watershed second for IOI. As of at the moment, we’ve got full management over the course for our studio and the Hitman IP – we’re about to forge our personal future and it’s extremely thrilling. We at the moment are open to alternatives with future collaborators and companions to assist strengthen us as a studio and make sure that we are able to produce one of the best video games doable for our group.
I want to say an enormous and honest thanks to all of our gamers, group, buddies within the media and everybody else linked to the studio for the messages of assist that we’ve got acquired in the previous couple of weeks. I’d additionally prefer to thank Sq. Enix; it has been an incredible household to be part of and we’re happy with what we’ve got achieved collectively within the final eight years. IOI began as an impartial studio and we are going to now return to these roots with a particularly passionate and gifted group.
We’re relying on the continued assist of all our gamers; just by having enjoyable with all the pieces we’ve launched to date for HITMAN – and we need to encourage extra of you to attempt our recreation. We now have extra particulars to return on our plans for that subsequent week.

Hitman is obtainable on PlayStation four, Xbox One, and PC. Hopefully they discover a writer and handle releasing Season 2 quickly as a result of Hitman was superb.

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