After a period of uncertainty, an IO Interactive representative has hinted that the company is working on a new Hitman game.

Taking to Twitter earlier today to celebrate six years with the Danish developer, IO’s Community Manager Travis Barbour wrote “After Absolution & All Caps [2016’s episodic series], I’ve decided to work on more Hitman.”

The low-key announcement comes less than two months after the developer arranged a buyout deal with previous owner Square-Enix to become a fully independent entity. As part of the agreement, IO Interactive retained the rights to the Hitman series, and appears now to have decided to move ahead with a new entry.

Details on the new project are non-existent at present, though the popular expectation is that the studio is working on a second episodic season, rather than a traditional fully-fledged entry.

HITMAN was one of the biggest surprises of 2016, drawing inspiration from 2006’s Hitman: Blood Money (as opposed to 2012’s Absolution) to transform IO Interactive’s highly-acclaimed stealth-action series into a set of bite-sized chunks. Beyond the main episodes, the studio also ensured ongoing engagement with regular minor content updates and Elusive Targets (once-off assassination missions). The developer recently made the first episode of the series free to all players, regardless of platform.

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Damien Lawardorn
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