IO Interactive wants to make new IP after Hitman: Absolution
Part of the staff will help Square Enix Montreal with another Hitman.
Danish development team IO Interactive will focus on creating a new IP after the release of its highly-anticipated Hitman: Absolution next year, according to studio boss Neils Jorgensen.
The studio head told Gamastura that after wrapping up Hitman: Absolution, the IO team will be split into two distinct groups. One of the groups will aid the newly-founded Square Enix Montreal on developing a new “premium quality” Hitman, while everyone else will start work on the new IP.
“When people work on the same IP for some time, I believe that there’s a sort of creative drain,” said Jorgensen. “Thankfully we managed to make sure we keep focusing on different IPs and keeping people fresh.”
“We’ve built an incubation department whose focus is work on new IP and prototypes, and all sorts of things for existing and new IP,” he said. “And that’s a really interesting sort of secret place where they cook up a lot of new things.”