All fans of Agent 47 can breathe a sigh of relief as there is probably going to be a sequel to 2018’s Hitman 2, which may return to the episodic format of Hitman (2016). The news comes as part of a new documentary covering IO Interactive, made by the guys over at Noclip. Also mentioned was the possibility of an entirely new IP, though there is currently no details on what that may be.
In the 37 minute documentary, CEO Hakan Abrak discusses the recent changes that have taken place at IO, including the opening of an new studio in Sweden; describing the expansion as an opportunity to…
“expand our muscles for creating brand-new and exciting endeavours, new universes, new franchises.”
Hakan states that most of the team are still hard at work, creating new content for Hitman 2, so any sequel or new IP would be in the infant stages of pre-production. If IO Interactive is indeed working on a completely new game, it would be their first new IP since the infamously disappointing Kane & Lynch series. On the subject of a Hitman 3, a return to an episodic format is quite a surprise considering its relative unpopularity among fans. These two projects are years off, so we’ll gain a clearer perspective as new details emerge. We here at KeenGamer were big fans Hitman 2, describing it as an “evolution on its predecessor” in our review.
To tide you over until Agent 47’s return, you can pick up Hitman 2 on PS4, Xbox & PC, for £19.99.