Hitman Developer IO Interactive Hit with Layoffs as Studio Makes “Changes”

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May 23, 2017

IO Interactive, the Danish developer behind Hitman and Kane & Lynch, has announced layoffs.

The developer announced the cutback via Twitter just now. “Today at IOI, we had to make some changes to our studio, which will allow us to be better equipped for our future adventures”, reads the announcement.

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“We’re sad that great talent and good friends will be leaving the studio. We are doing everything possible to look after everyone affected. Thank you for your support and understanding.”

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The layoffs follow after Square Enix announced its intentions to sell off the studio. Interestingly, German website GameStar reported that IO Interactive was actively looking for new investors, and that Hitman Season 2 was still on its way.