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Hitman Developer IO Interactive Reportedly Working On Fantasy IP For Xbox

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It looks like the developer of the much-lauded Hitman series is looking ahead to new adventures. Multiple reports have come down stating that IO Interactive is currently working on a fantasy-themed IP for Xbox.

The report has come down from Windows Central and was corroborated by Eurogamer's own sources that the Hitman dev is already starting work on a new IP. This new game will be "AAA in scope" and set in a medieval-esque world. Oh, and there be dragons.

While obviously not much is known about the IP at the time, one of the more interesting tidbits from the report is that it's being worked on for Xbox. Whether this ultimately means Xbox exclusive or simply released under the Xbox Game Studios team is unclear. 

This news isn't exactly, well, new, as Eurogamer points out that IO Interactive's Hakan Abrak spoke about a third IP in the works during GamesIndustry.biz Live's Online Keynote.

It's also interesting to note that this news comes after we've already been made aware of another game in the works by the Hitman team - Project 007

Both Eurogamer and Windows Central are reporting that this title is "years away," so it's likely something we won't see until even after Project 007 is realized. However, fresh off the success of the Hitman trilogy, IO Interactive seems to be headed in the right direction.


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Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore