Hitman 3 video game could complete the trilogy
The studio behind the game hints at another addition to the franchise
IO Interactive out of Denmark has developed several well-known video games, including the popular Hitman series. The studio had, at one point, been up for sale by its parent company, but was bought out by its own management in order to become an independently operated entity, and this move has served the company well. Having been given control of the Hitman intellectual property (IP), IO Interactive was able to move forward with Hitman 2 and, if comments made by the company’s CEO are correct, a third installment could be on its way.
CEO Hakan Abrak hinted during a video game documentary with NoClip and its host, Danny O’Dwyer, that a third version of the game could be coming out. He didn’t specifically acknowledge that anything was in the works, but says at one point, “Hitman is a trilogy. There’s a bright future – there’s this full realization of the whole World of Assassination that we’re looking towards as well. The World of Assassination, when that’s complete, it’s going to be one game with all the locations starting from Paris in Hitman to the last location in Hitman 3.”
When the game could be developed or released isn’t known, but Abrak admits that the game will, at some point, make its way to consoles around the world. This is great news for the fans of the game, and Abrak adds, “We are still very much independent. We are looking into the future with new things, potentially new IPs that we might be working on.”
Since cutting ties with parent company Square Enix, IO Interactive has moved to Sweden. It has been in the country since this past January and its new home is the birthplace of the Hitman 2 game and, possibly, Hitman 3. The company has had four original games and continues to push forward with new titles.