IO Interactive enters publishing agreement with Warner Bros. for new game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced a publishing and distribution agreement with Hitman developer IO Interactive for a new console and PC game.

The upcoming game is in development at IO Interactive’s studios in Copenhagen and Malmö and is set in “a new universe,” suggesting that it won’t be Hitman-related.

“We’re very pleased to continue our relationship with the talented team at IO Interactive,” David Haddad, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, said. “IO Interactive has a longstanding legacy of creating iconic games, and we’re looking forward to partnering on this next endeavor to bring a new console and PC gaming experience to players globally.”

“Over the past few years, Warner Bros. has shown us first-hand that they understand and respect our creative vision, and we’re looking forward to continuing this relationship,” Hakan Abrak, CEO of IO Interactive, added. “IO Interactive has a proud history of creating compelling characters and universes for our players to enjoy—it’s in our DNA. As we embark on this exciting project to create a new universe for IOI together with Warner Bros., we’re currently looking for ambitious talent to join our team in our Copenhagen and Malmö studios for this extraordinary journey.”

IO Interactive’s last game was Hitman 2 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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