Agent 47 isn’t gone just yet.
Hitman is one of the most popular stealth games around and tasks players with completing assassination contracts in a variety of open levels full of choice. Agent 47 returned last year in a series of episodic missions which were well received by gamers and critics alike.
Just under two months ago, it was reported that IO had arranged a buyout deal with its parent company Square Enix. This means that IO Interactive is now independent and has also retained the rights to the Hitman series.
It may be some time before we see a new Hitman installment released but it seems the studio is planing to move ahead with a new game. The news was confirmed when IO’s community manager, Travis Barbour wrote the following Tweet:
Today marks 6 solid years at @IOInteractive.
After Absolution & All Caps, I've decided to work on more Hitman. It'll be great! 47 agrees. pic.twitter.com/9MGsGPSNd6
— Travis (@IO_Travis) August 10, 2017
Hitman fans will no doubt be glad to hear that the series still has a future with IO Interactive but it will probably be a while before anything official is announced. Details are scarce but the general consensus is that the next game will be a second episodic series rather than a traditional game.