IO Interactive, the Danish mob behind Hitman and Kane & Lynch (look, I nonetheless swear K&L2 is interseting), right this moment introduced they’ve opened a brand new studio in Malmö, Sweden. Given that there have been ditched by former homeowners Square Enix and confronted an unsure future solely 20 months in the past, earlier than going independent, it is a pleasing turnaround. I’m glad they’re now apparently doing effectively sufficient to develop, particularly as 2018’s Hitman 2 is a cracker. Surely now it’s time for Kane & Lynch 3, eh? Eh? Anyone? Eh?
The Malmö mob “will strengthen IO Interactive’s commitment to deliver exceptional content to the Hitman franchise, community and all our fans,” IO mentioned in their announcement.
You’ll notice it doesn’t point out Kane & Lynch in any respect, which all however confirms it to me – they don’t need to destroy the shock.
“Furthermore,” provides CEO Hakan Abrak, “this will expand our muscles for creating brand-new and exciting endeavours, new universes, new franchises. In other words, IOI Malmö and Copenhagen are one family.”
IO’s headquarters are in Copenhagen, so the brand new Malmö workplace is only a hop, skip, and a bounce over the Øresund strait to Sweden. You might take the bridge, I suppose, however that’s The Bridge the place the corpse was discovered minimize in half lifeless within the center on the border of the 2 international locations so I’d not likelihood it myself.