Hitman: Absolution News (Xbox360)

IO Interactive tease first artwork of next Hitman, "under wraps for a bit longer"

Posted: 28.05.2014 by Technet2k

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The next Hitman is in progress at developer IO Interactive who have just blogged their first tease for the game, and have released a concept artwork of a game level located in Central Europe.

The huge building in the image is "larger than any location" in Hitman: Absolution, and fully explorable inside and out. IO will be keeping it "under wraps for a bit longer" with no E3 showing.

UPDATE: Square Enix Montreal cancels next-gen Hitman, proceeds with mobile

Posted: 06.01.2014 by Technet2k

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Update: Square Enix issued a statement this morning to explain the confusion that has come out from Richard Knight's LinkedIn profile that suggest a next-gen Hitman title had been cancelled. Square assures us that this isn't the case, and that Io-Interactive is developing a new AAA Hitman game that will be coming to PC and next-gen consoles at an unknown date.

Here's the full statement: "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."

Square Enix registers new Deus Ex and Hitman trademarks

Posted: 12.09.2013 by Technet2k

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There's doings afoot. Square Enix has filed the paperwork to register more trademarks for Eidos properties Deus Ex and Hitman. Their names are open to significant interpretation to our delight/despair.

Hitman Sniper for instance sounds like a continuation of the surprising hit (get it?) that Sniper Challenge proved, which was just fancy marketing for Hitman: Absolution.

IO Interactive fires half of its staff

Posted: 17.06.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Hitman: Absolution developer IO Interactive has announced that the studio has fired nearly half of its staff, and all projects in development have been cancelled to make room for a new Hitman game.

Square Enix laying off staff from UK and Europe offices

Posted: 30.04.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Square Enix has confirmed that it is making widespread layoffs in its UK and European offices, citing disappointing game sales, Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs in particular.