In May last year Square Enix he surprised everyone by announcing the end of the partnership with IO Interactive, studio responsible for the series Hitman when he stated then that the decision was made on the basis of purely financial motives, with the company fully devoted to the main IP points. Thanks to that IO Interactive it became an independent company and almost had to close its doors and also dismissed several employees to be able to re-start a business.
Recently in an interview with GameSpot, executive studio Eskil Mohl He commented a bit about this turbulent period and revealed that it's almost a miracle that the studio still exists, and thanks to this overcoming, all programmers can now be happy and excited to finally see this difficult period as something that was in the past. and also very grateful for finding Warner Bros Games in the middle of the road.
According Mohl announcement issued by Square Enix was equivalent to a large aircraft in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and found that they were without fuel, because at that time Hitman 2he was already in development. For this reason, they were forced to release several employees just to keep their doors open. However, it was a positive factor, but the team that managed to stay was even more united and decided that they would move forward in everything, Hitman 2 because they believed in the project.
Finally, Mohl reveals that today they are very satisfied with the partnership they have concluded with Warner Bros Gamesand also seem very happy with what IO Interactive to have in hand and from the first minutes have always been extremely gentle with the developers, and especially with ideas that everyone had in mind in the next chapter of the series Hitman and it did matter.
Hitman 2 will be released on November 13, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.