Square-Enix announced a while ago that they were trying to sell off IO Interactive in order to recoup the losses that the studio generated. It was a sad tale for a studio that created one of last year’s best games. However, this morning things got a lot rosier. IO Interactive posted a letter on its website stating that the developer was now independent, and that it retained all rights to the Hitman franchise!
This is awesome news! Season One of Hitman was great, and I hope they are able to get to work quickly on Season Two or Hitman’s follow up. I will be here cash in hand. Good luck newly independent IO Interactive! We are pulling for you!