Square Enix Montreal to develop next Hitman game

#1 Posted by Rainbowkisses (472 posts) -

It looks like after Absolution IO is handing the franchise over to a new developer.

Overall I feel pretty optimistic about this. IO Interactive has had a good history with the franchise but I am interested in what possible directions a new developer might take the series. This will be the first game developed by Square Enix Montreal, but game director, Karsten Lund, has worked on the previous Hitman games, which makes me feel like this franchise is in the right hands.

I know this is old news but I just found out about it.

#2 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5353 posts) -

Yay Eidos

#3 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4713 posts) -

man that studio must be busy.

Thief 4, the next Deus Ex, and now the Absolution sequel?

Realistically I'm not getting Deus Ex 2 for five years am I :(

#4 Posted by iAmJohn (6117 posts) -

So much for Thiaf, I guess.

#5 Edited by SlashDance (1814 posts) -

I don't think Square Enix Montréal and Eidos Montréal are the same studio.

#6 Posted by ChaosDent (234 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon said:

man that studio must be busy.

Thief 4, the next Deus Ex, and now the Absolution sequel?

Realistically I'm not getting Deus Ex 2 for five years am I :(

I dug another link down from the first article to discover that Square Enix Montreal is not Eidos Montreal. If this article is still correct, the team running the new Hitman will not be the same as the one that gave us Human Revolution.

#7 Posted by BillyMethers (149 posts) -

if IO gives up Hitman then I feel they've fucked up because it's their original IP and what birthed that company. I love my Hitman.

#8 Posted by Kidavenger (3530 posts) -

What is up with all the Montreal studios popping up, seems like it would be incredibly hard to get people to move there.

#9 Posted by AuthenticM (3715 posts) -

@Kidavenger: We've got poutine in Québec. It's quite the enticement.

#10 Edited by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

@AuthenticM said:

@Kidavenger: We've got poutine in Québec. It's quite the enticement.

Montreal is the shit yo!

#11 Posted by Mesklinite (804 posts) -

@SlashDance said:

I don't think Square Enix Montréal and Eidos Montréal are the same studio.

This! They aren't they are separate studios I believe.

#12 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3228 posts) -

@Kidavenger: Nah, Montreal is really close to NY actually, as far as Canada goes. Also, lots of developers leaving Vancouver now.

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