Reports surfaced earlier today claiming that the new Hitman game that was in development at Square Enix Montreal was cancelled in 2013, according to the CV of a senior game designer working on the game. Square Enix has since released a statement assuring fans that the previously announced game is still in development at IO Interactive.
“Io-Interactive is developing a new, AAA Hitman game that will be coming to PC and next-gen consoles and Square Enix Montreal is fully focused on mobile development of games some of which are related to the Hitman franchise,” a Square Enix representative told Polygon. “We look forward to sharing more details about these titles later this year.”
Alongside Square Enix Montreal leadership changes last June, a new AAA Hitman title was revealed as in development at IO Interactive. The Montreal studio also announced its focus would be shifted to mobile games development.