IO Interactive is currently working on a new, non-Hitman-related project, according to a Noclip documentary published today on the fall and rise of the series. Additionally, the studio confirmed plans to release a Hitman 3.
“Earlier this year, IO Interactive opened up a new studio across the bridge in Malmo, Sweden,” documentary host Danny O’Dwyer said in the video. “And while much of the team is working on new Hitman content, and looking ahead to the third Hitman game, one that [IO Interactive CEO and co-founder] Hakan [Abrak] says may once-again go episodic, the majority of the studio at least here in Copenhagen is working on something secret, and rather excitingly, something new.”
This new project would be the first non-Hitman title from the studio since the release of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days in August 2010.
As for Hitman 3, Abrak first confirmed plans for a third title earlier in the video, where he said the series is planned as a trilogy that will ultimately culminate in a single game with 20-plus locations.
“We released Hitman 2 back when went independent and on cash flow, it was so far away but getting there was an amazing feeling,” Abrak said. “And Hitman is a trilogy, there’s a bright future—there’s this full realization of the whole World of Assassination that we are looking towards as well, of doing that journey since 2013, to complete that and overarching spy story, to complete that. And the World of Assassination, when that’s complete, it’s gonna be one game with all the locations starting from Paris in Hitman 1 to the last location in Hitman 3, where it’s 20-plus locations. So the ultimate globetrotting experience that we wanted to achieve.”
Hitman 2 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.