Back in May, we reported that
Fears of the studio’s closure were alleviated today with reports that
IO Interactive will become an independent
studio. The announcement was made in a company blog post that stated that the studio was able to negotiate a management
“Crucially, we will keep all of the rights to the Hitman IP.”
The company is excited that it has taken back the reins and can drive Hitman in whichever direction that it wants. Whether this means we will see a second season of episodic releases is unclear. Hakan promises to have more information on that “next week."
What is clear is that IOI is anxious to work with other “collaborators and partners” on Hitman and other properties with a vision of growing and strengthening the studio. Plans are moving forward, and the Hitman franchise looks like it is getting a second chance.
Feral Interactive just announced that they would be porting the first season of Hitman to macOS . There is no release date for that, but the company says it is “coming soon.” You can also purchase Hitman: The Complete First Season Steelbook Edition for Xbox One , PC or PlayStation 4 as a physical disk from Amazon for under $50.