Hitman 3 offered 300% higher than Hitman 2
Hitman 3 has performed gangbusters for IO Interactive, with CEO Hakan Abrak claiming this yr’s entry was 300% extra commercially profitable than earlier entry Hitman 2.
We known as Hitman 3 “IO’s most artistic and stunning assassination sim but”, and it looks as if we weren’t alone. In interview with GamesIndustry.biz (above), Abrak defined that Hitman 3 wasn’t simply the highest-rated critically of the sequence—it was additionally essentially the most worthwhile, regardless of being the primary recreation fully self-published by the studio.
That is a welcome flip, contemplating the primary recreation’s failure to satisfy Sq. Enix’ lofty expectations noticed the writer drop the franchise. In distinction, Hitman 3 made its a refund inside every week, whilst—as Abrak explains within the video—the developer confronted “challenges” in adapting to work underneath Covid 19.
“If there’s one thing that IO is aware of the best way to do, it is a Hitman recreation,” stated Abrak. “It is identical to saying ‘I do know Kung Fu’, we all know Hitman.”
Hitman appears to have performed effectively sufficient for IO to open a 3rd studio. The developer introduced the opening of IO Barcelona earlier this morning. Together with the present Copenhagen and Malmö studios, Barcelona will help in creating IO’s Mission 007, together with future Hitman content material and an unannounced new IP.
IO nonetheless has loads of sinful content material in retailer for Hitman 3, however the chrome-domed killer shall be taking a break as soon as that wraps up. As an alternative, the studio’s subsequent venture goals to present gaming its personal, wholly unique James Bond journey.
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