Hitman creator IO Interactive has opened a brand new studio in Malmo, Sweden, the corporate has announced. The developer says the brand new web site will “strengthen IO Interactive’s commitment to deliver exceptional content to the Hitman franchise,” although it additionally hints at different initiatives within the works.
“Furthermore, it will increase our muscle tissues for creating brand-new and thrilling endeavours, new universes, new franchises,” said IOI CEO Hakan Abrak. “In different phrases, IOI Malmo and [existing studio] Copenhagen are one household.”
As but there is no clue what IOI is engaged on past further Hitman 2 ranges and missions, although it has beforehand acknowledged it wished Hitman (2016) to include three seasons of content material. The studio is primarily identified for creating and creating the Hitman franchise, but it surely has additionally labored on the Kane & Lynch collection and the 2003 shooter Freedom Fighters–though it needs to be famous the studio doesn’t personal the latter two manufacturers.
Hitman 2 acquired a constructive essential reception, together with an 8/10 from GameSpot. “The addition of different minor mechanical changes–like concussive weapons, a picture-in-picture enemy exercise alert, and visual safety digital camera sightlines–help to enhance Hitman 2 total as a dense and accessible stealth assassination recreation,” wrote critic Edmond Tran in our Hitman 2 review.
“But the brand new areas are the true stars, spectacular and creative sandboxes ripe for selecting aside with thrilling experiments. Hitman is about experiencing the anticipation of seeing whether or not a plan will work whenever you attempt it for the primary time. It’s about feeling the stress of briskly strolling away from a nasty state of affairs, hoping you may lose the suspicious guards. It’s the satisfaction of realizing the machinations of a stage so effectively that when a goal strikes into a selected place at a selected time, you’ve gotten the right technique to intervene. Hitman 2 is a well-known expertise, however within the Hitman world, familiarity is an unimaginable energy.”