According to a recent press release, IO Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are working on a new unannounced game, which will provide players with a new experience. Details on the upcoming project are limited, leaving many to speculate on what it could potentially be.
Despite working with Warner Bros in the past, IO Interactive is still an independent development studio. However, CEO of IO Interactive Hakan Abrak has stated that he wishes to strengthen the two parties’ ongoing relationship. “Over the past few years, Warner Bros. has shown us first-hand that they understand and respect our creative vision, and we’re looking forward to continuing this relationship.”
As for what we may see from this partnership, many believe that it could be a new Hitman game, with the series being IO Interactive’s standout franchise and Warner Brothers having previously published games in the series. The most recent title the two groups collaborated on was Hitman 2, which was released in November 2018. It also seems that IO Interactive’s offices in Copenhagen and Malmö could be working on the game as they are currently hiring.
It’s always exciting whenever a studio embarks on a new project. It will be interesting to see what IO Interactive’s partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment brings to fruition. It’s possible that it could be another Hitman title, or even something entirely different.