IO Interactive, the Danish studio behind the Hitman series, is set to cut around half of it’s staff in a fresh series of job cuts that could mean a large delay in the next Hitman game.
After the latest in the series, Hitman Absolution, was something of a commercial flop, some cutbacks have had to be made to keep the studio going.
IO Interactive currently employs over 200 people, and will seek to offer outplacement opportunities for the staff it lets go. Additionally, the former production director Hannes Seifert has been named as the new head of studio, as he aims to take the studio in a new direction to cope with a new and “challenging” market.
The company has said that the next entry in the Hitman series, currently still in pre-production, will continue to be developed, but other projects that they are working on will be cancelled.
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