Warner Bros partners with IO Interactive for new gameHitman partnership transformed into multi-IP deal with both IO studios involved in developmentRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterThursday 10th October 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleIo InteractiveWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive have announced a new partnership for a “new console and PC game experience.”Though no details have been given about what this new project will entail, both IO’s Copenhagen location and its newly-opened Malmö studio will be involved in the project. The two studios are expanding their workforces for the endeavor.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games IOI and Warner Bros. have been working together for the last few years, with Warner Bros. taking on the publishing mantle of the Hitman IP beginning with Hitman 2 in 2018 after Square Enix failed to find a buyer for the studio, and IOI went independent.This also does not say anything about the future of the Hitman series, and the studio has mentioned in numerous interviews (including one with GamesIndustry.biz at PAX West 2018) that it had long-term plans for the franchise that would make use of its newfound independent freedom and Warner Bros support.The studio’s last non-Hitman release was Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days back in 2010.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesPodcast: IO’s independence, with Hakan Abrak | GI Live OnlineHitman studio’s CEO on the journey to self-publishing and achieving the vision for the World of Assassination trilogyBy GamesIndustry Staff 4 days agoHow IO Interactive realised its full vision for Hitman’s World of Assassination trilogy | GI Live OnlineCEO Hakan Abrak discusses surviving the split from Square Enix and the journey to full ownership and self-publishingBy Alan Wen 13 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.