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IO Interactive partnering with Warner Bros. on new project

IO Interactive and Warner Bros. are working on… something? And it’s coming to PC and consoles? And it isn’t Hitman? We don’t really know much else yet.

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The chrome-domed IO mascot is sitting this one out.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive announced that they will be partnering on a new IP targeting PC and consoles. The companies previously worked together on Hitman 2 (2018) after IO purchased its independence – and, surprisingly, retained the Hitman IP in the process – from former publisher, Square Enix. Warner Bros. also published IO’s Hitman: Definitive Edition and Hitman HD Enhanced Collection.

“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, IO’s CEO said in a press release.

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“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 previously told NoClip’s Danny O’Dwyer that its Copenhagen studio had a non-Hitman project in the works. It’s unclear, at this time, if the project being announced is the game in development by the Copenhagen team. It could also be a new project from the recently opened Malmö studio.

Fingers crossed that whatever it is includes a heat-seeking briefcase.

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