Square Enix parted ways from developers IO Interactive. IO Interactive, known as the developers behind Hitman and other titles such as Kane & Lynch, Mini Ninjas, is no longer a part of Square Enix.
In a statement released, Squares states “to maximize player satisfaction aswell as market potential going forward”, they have “regrettably decided to withdraw from the business of IO INTERACTIVE”.
Square adds “as a result of this the Company started discussions with potential new investors and is currently in negotiations to secure this investment. Whilst there can be no guarantees that the negotiations will be concluded successfully, they are being explored since this is in the best interests of our shareholders, the studio and the industry as a whole.”
There seems to be no given reason to why the companies splits or what the future holds for Hitman.