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IO CEO Speaks About Crunch Culture, Where Overtime Belongs in The Industry
IO CEO Speaks About Crunch Culture, Where Overtime Belongs in The Industry
In the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, IO Interactive CEO and co-owner Hakan Abrak talks about what he has learned from past crunch, and how the studio has changed.
IO Interactive Is Working On A New IP In Addition to Hitman and James Bond
IO Interactive Is Working On A New IP In Addition to Hitman and James Bond
IO Interactive CEO and co-founder has confirmed the studio is working on Hitman, the James Bond project, and a third project; an entirely new IP.
IO Is Giving Agent 47 a Break After Hitman 3, But It's Not The End For Hitman
IO Is Giving Agent 47 a Break After Hitman 3, But It's Not The End For Hitman
IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak confirmed that Hitman (and support for the World of Assassination) will continue, although Agent 47 will take a break.
Hitman Studio Boss Talks Hitman's Future, the New James Bond Game, and More!
Hitman Studio Boss Talks Hitman's Future, the New James Bond Game, and More!
Sounds like IO Interactive has a third game up its sleeve in addition to Hitman and James Bond...
Project 007 Will Draw Inspiration From Multiple Films And Books In Franchise To Create ‘Bond For Gaming’
IO Interactive's 007 will be a wholly new 'Bond for the gaming industry.'
IO Interactive's 007 will be a wholly new 'Bond for the gaming industry.'
The Hitman studio's secret agent won't be some Brosnan knock-off.
Hitman Dev's James Bond Game Is an Original Story Drawing From the Franchise’s Entire History
Hitman Dev's James Bond Game Is an Original Story Drawing From the Franchise’s Entire History
In the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, Ryan McCaffrey is joined by Hakan Abrak, CEO and co-owner of IO Interactive, to talk about the studio's upcoming James Bond game, and much more.
Hitman 3's new Starter Pack lets you play bits of the series for free
Hitman 3's new Starter Pack lets you play bits of the series for free
IO Interactive has launched a new Hitman 3 starter pack, giving curious players the chance to check out bits of the celebrated stealth game series for free. Hitman 3's Free Starter Pack does a bunch of things, but permanently provides access to the game's opening ICA Facility tutorial missions, giving players the chance to refine their stealth skills, earning XP and unlocks that can be carried over into the full game. Alongside those early missions, however, the Starter Pack will also periodically grant free access to other locations in the World of Assassination trilogy. Read more
Hitman 3 Is Getting DLC Based On The Seven Deadly Sins
Hitman 3 Is Getting DLC Based On The Seven Deadly Sins
Next week, Hitman 3 will receive downloadable content based on the seven deadly sins, developer IO Interactive announced in a blog post today.
10 Things We Want To See In Project 007
10 Things We Want To See In Project 007
Our wishlist for IO Interactive's next project, as they prepare to jump from 47 to 007.
Hitman 3's Latest Patch Fixes Incorrect Arabic Text
Hitman 3's Latest Patch Fixes Incorrect Arabic Text
IO Interactive released the first major patch for Hitman 3 today, bringing with it a raft of changes to the assassination game, including some much-needed updates to the environment.
IO Interactive confirms map import function for Hitman 3 is now live
IO Interactive confirms map import function for Hitman 3 is now live
It has been a harrowing wait, but IO Interactive has kept up its end of the bargain.
Project 007 Developer Seeking Writer for “Character-Driven Scenes With Substantial Dialogue”
Project 007 Developer Seeking Writer for “Character-Driven Scenes With Substantial Dialogue”
Scenarios and story-arcs that tie into "larger story goals" also mentioned.
Hitman 3 players on PC can finally import their Hitman 1 & 2 locations at no extra cost
Hitman 3 players on PC can finally import their Hitman 1 & 2 locations at no extra cost
Developer IO interactive has issued its long-awaited solution for Hitman 3 on PC, finally enabling players to import their Hitman 1 and 2 locations into the game at no additional cost. It's a story that began last August, when IO announced PC players would be able to carry their Hitman 2 progression and unlocks over from Steam into Hitman 3 on the Epic Games Store, and, more pertinently, that existing Hitman 1 & 2 owners would be able to import locations from those games into the third instalment at no extra cost via an Access Pass. However, in January this year, a little over a week before Hitman 3's release, IO made a sudden U-turn, announcing that "due to various circumstances out of our control, we want to acknowledge that the process is different to our initial plans for PC players". Ess
Hitman 3 PC Players Can Now Import Locations from Hitman 1 and 2
Hitman 3 PC Players Can Now Import Locations from Hitman 1 and 2
IO Interactive have set up an importing guide for PC players.
You Can Finally Import Your Owned Levels Into Hitman 3 On PC
You Can Finally Import Your Owned Levels Into Hitman 3 On PC
Hitman 3 PC players who own Hitman 1 or 2 can finally import their owned levels for free, developer IO Interactive announced today. Read more...
Hitman 3 players can now import the first two games from Steam
Hitman 3 players can now import the first two games from Steam
IO Interactive has been working on a solution since January.
Hitman 3 Ending Explained
Hitman 3 Ending Explained
One of the most interesting additions to 2021’s Hitman 3 is the clear focus on narrative storytelling.
Hitman 3 Adds More Support For PS5’s Activities
Hitman 3 Adds More Support For PS5’s Activities
More game help hints come for all three campaigns.
Hitman 3 location imports should work this month, say IOI
Hitman 3 location imports should work this month, say IOI
The promised solution is "currently being tested"
Hitman 3 Location Importing Planned for February End
Hitman 3 Location Importing Planned for February End
The solution is currently being tested to be as "robust as possible."
Hitman 3's location import function will be live by the end of February
Hitman 3's location import function will be live by the end of February
IO Interactive says it's got the problem figured out, and just needs to make sure that everything is working properly.
IO details Hitman 3's busy post-launch content schedule for February
IO details Hitman 3's busy post-launch content schedule for February
Hitman 3's only been out a couple of weeks, but IO Interactive clearly doesn't intend to let assassin's catch their breath; the developer has now detailed Hitman 3's first month of free post-launch content, and there's a lot going on as February unfolds. Things get underway today, 4th February, with the arrival of new Escalation contract The Baskerville Barney, which challenges players to navigate Thornbridge Manor and kill off the entire Carlisle family - but only using "accidents". That's followed on 11th February with a Dubai-set Featured Contract being released in conjunction with YouTube show MinnMax, and there's another Escalation contract arriving on 18th February - this time in the form of The Sinbad Stringent, which arms players with nothing but a throwing knife and pits them against a series of (presumably increasingly nefarious) boxes. Read more
Hitman 3 brings back old Elusive Targets this month, with “changes to the formula”
Hitman 3 brings back old Elusive Targets this month, with “changes to the formula”
Hitman 3 is upon us, and while the World of Assassination trilogy has come to a close, developer IO Interactive has more stuff in store.
IO Interactive confirms that Hitman 3 DLC is on its way
IO Interactive confirms that Hitman 3 DLC is on its way
With the Hitman World of Assassination trilogy finally coming to an end with Hitman 3, IO Interactive is moving on to new things like the brand new James Bond game.
Hitman 3 Will Receive DLC, Not Looking at New Maps – IO Interactive
Hitman 3 Will Receive DLC, Not Looking at New Maps – IO Interactive
The developer is instead looking at "using existing locations" and "reimagining, twisting them."
Hitman 3's DLC May Be a 'Reimagining' of Existing Locations
Hitman 3's DLC May Be a 'Reimagining' of Existing Locations
Hitman 3 will be getting DLC, but instead of getting new levels like Hitman 2's New York bank level and Haven Island, IO Interactive has said it is looking to use "existing locations and reimagining them, twisting them."
Hitman 3 DLC is 'definitely' coming, IO Interactive says
Hitman 3 DLC is 'definitely' coming, IO Interactive says
The studio is looking at 'reimagining' existing locations, and also has its eye on future Hitman adventures.
Hitman 3 has already recouped its development costs
Hitman 3 has already recouped its development costs
Agent 47 has escaped with the goods
Every level from Hitman 1, 2 and 3 ranked
Every level from Hitman 1, 2 and 3 ranked
Around the world in 80 slays
Hitman 3's Dubai floors are crying out for ray tracing on PC
Hitman 3's Dubai floors are crying out for ray tracing on PC
On reflection, this is going to be a stunning ray tracing game
Hitman 3 Has Made Back Its Costs in a Week, A Major Success for Developer IO
Hitman 3 Has Made Back Its Costs in a Week, A Major Success for Developer IO
IO Interactive has recouped its development costs for Hitman 3 just days after its release.
Hitman 3 Project Costs Recouped in Less Than a Week – IO Interactive
Hitman 3 Project Costs Recouped in Less Than a Week – IO Interactive
CEO Hakan Abrak says the sequel is "already profitable" and "puts us in a really good place."
Hitman 3's Dartmoor benchmark is delicious, destructive fun
Hitman 3's Dartmoor benchmark is delicious, destructive fun
Its interactive map should be the future of all benchmarks, too
IO Interactive’s Project 007 could be the beginning of a Bond trilogy
Hitman 3 Proves IO Interactive Is Ready for Its 007 Licence
Hitman 3 Proves IO Interactive Is Ready for Its 007 Licence
The refined mechanics of Hitman 3, from its Mission Stories to challenges, show that developer IO Interactive is more than ready to tackle James Bond.
IO Interactive’s James Bond deal could lead to a trilogy
IO Interactive’s James Bond deal could lead to a trilogy
IO Interactive has been a busy studio these last few weeks.
Hitman Developer's James Bond Won't Be Based on Any Previous Actor
Hitman Developer's James Bond Won't Be Based on Any Previous Actor
IO Interactive has revealed more about its James Bond project, noting that the protagonist will not be based on any previous actor's silver screen performance.
Project 007 Could Be The Start Of A Trilogy
Project 007 Could Be The Start Of A Trilogy
Bond will also not be based off any likeness of an actor.
Hitman 3 all keypad door and safe codes
Hitman 3 all keypad door and safe codes
In Hitman 3, you’ll often be required to find your way through locked doors that can’t be opened with a lockpick or a crowbar.
Hitman 3 Developer is Working on Adding Ray-Tracing Support on Xbox Series X/S
Hitman 3 Developer is Working on Adding Ray-Tracing Support on Xbox Series X/S
There's no mention of whether the visual feature will also be added to the PS5 version of the stealth title.
These Hitman 3 speedruns happen so fast I hardly know what happened
These Hitman 3 speedruns happen so fast I hardly know what happened
Hitman 3 has now been out for just a couple days, so naturally speedrunners have already managed to beat its levels in under a minute. I really like puzzle-y stealth games but I approach them as I do a game of chess: thoughtfully, slowly, and badly.
Hitman 3 save transfers hit a snag as IO Interactive details solutions
Hitman 3 save transfers hit a snag as IO Interactive details solutions
Following Hitman 3‘s release, there has been a surge of aspiring contract killers that are now descending into the new adventures of Agent 47.
Hitman 3 server room: how to acquire admin privileges
Hitman 3 server room: how to acquire admin privileges
In the Dubai mission in Hitman 3, you might need to go into the server room in order to rearrange the meetings of your targets and get them alone in a room.
Hitman 3 Dubai walkthrough: all mission stories in How the Mighty Fall
Hitman 3 Dubai walkthrough: all mission stories in How the Mighty Fall
The first mission in Hitman 3 – Dubai – has three ‘Mission Stories’ available to you.
Hitman 3 is Out Now, Accolades Trailer Released
Hitman 3 is Out Now, Accolades Trailer Released
The finale to the World of Assassination trilogy is finally here.
Hitman 3 servers continuing to struggle
Hitman 3 servers continuing to struggle
Officially, Hitman 3 launched yesterday.
Hitman 3 Runs at Native 4K on Xbox Series X, 1800p on PS5
Hitman 3 Runs at Native 4K on Xbox Series X, 1800p on PS5
Meanwhile, the Xbox Series S targets a 1080p resolution.
Hitman 3 Developer Working on Progress Carryover Site Issues
Hitman 3 Developer Working on Progress Carryover Site Issues
"We're processing thousands of players," says IO Interactive.
Hitman 3 on Series X has a resolution advantage over PS5
Hitman 3 on Series X has a resolution advantage over PS5
The brilliant Hitman 3 from IO Interactive is here, an ambitious cross-platform project that sees the firm's proprietary Glacier Engine deployed to more target platforms on launch day than we've seen in previous series entries.
IO Interactive working on reviving Hitman 3 progress migration site
IO Interactive working on reviving Hitman 3 progress migration site
Buying a game on the day it comes out is always going to be a mixed bag.
Hitman 3 Berlin Silent Assassin, Suit Only walkthrough
Hitman 3 Berlin Silent Assassin, Suit Only walkthrough
Want to know how to complete the Silent Assassin, Suit Only challenge in Hitman 3’s Berlin level? The latest instalment in the Hitman series from IO Interactive, like its predecessors, includes achievements for completing each level with the utmost discretion - you must take down your targets without alerting a single person to your presence.
Hitman 3 | Critical Consensus
Hitman 3 | Critical Consensus
Critics applaud the end of IO Interactive's superlative trilogy, cementing Hitman's status as one of gaming's most distinctive franchises
Hitman 3's progress migration site is down but Io Interactive are working on it
Hitman 3's progress migration site is down but Io Interactive are working on it
Launch day log in issues aren’t a thing I’d expect to hear about surrounding a single player stealth romp but hey, it’s 2021.
Hitman 3 is out now
Hitman 3 is out now
Ian Hitman’s current trilogy of sandbox stealth-o-murder games wraps up today with Hitman 3, which launched just a few minutes ago.
Hitman 3 Review – A Thrilling Conclusion
Hitman 3 Review – A Thrilling Conclusion
Hitman has been a fan favorite in the stealth Genre for years now and IO Interactive has spent those many years grooming and evolving the gameplay of Hitman.
Hitman 3 Review – One Last Tango
Hitman 3 Review – One Last Tango
A satisfying conclusion to an excellent trilogy.
Hitman 3 review
Hitman 3 review
Hitman 3 review One last globetrotting murder spree in this reliably fun-loving series of murder sims Developer: IO Interactive Publisher: IO Interactive Release: Jan 20th, 2021 On: Windows From: Epic Games Store Price: £50/€60/$60 You know what you’re getting into.
IO Interactive unleashes Hitman 3 launch trailer
IO Interactive unleashes Hitman 3 launch trailer
Hitman 3 is so close we can taste Agent 47’s round bald head like a giant gobstopper ready to be chewed on.
Hitman 3 On Stadia Will Use State Share Feature
Hitman 3 On Stadia Will Use State Share Feature
Those on Stadia will be able to share their unique experiences with the new feature.
IO Interactive confirms Hitman 2 levels will be free for Hitman 3 on PC
IO Interactive confirms Hitman 2 levels will be free for Hitman 3 on PC
Following some initial outrage and definite confusion, it seems that Agent 47’s latest adventure has been finally sorted out.
IO Interactive says PC players won't need to rebuy Hitman 2 to play its levels in Hitman 3 after all
IO Interactive says PC players won't need to rebuy Hitman 2 to play its levels in Hitman 3 after all
Last week, IO Interactive said players would need to own Hitman 2 on the Epic Games Store if they wanted to import its levels to Hitman 3.
IO Interactive assures Hitman 3 players will not have to repurchase previous entries
IO Interactive assures Hitman 3 players will not have to repurchase previous entries
Previous announcements said that owners of Hitman 1 and 2 on Steam would need to buy them again on Epic Games Store
How to play Hitman 1 and 2 missions on PC or consoles through Hitman 3
How to play Hitman 1 and 2 missions on PC or consoles through Hitman 3
Agent 47’s returning in the next installment of the long-running Hitman series, bringing more exotic locations, more exquisitely planned murders, and more disguises than you can shake a silverballer at.
Hitman 3 PC Players Won’t Have to Repurchase Hitman 2 After All, IO Interactive Assures
Hitman 3 PC Players Won’t Have to Repurchase Hitman 2 After All, IO Interactive Assures
IO Interactive guarantees players won't have to re-purchase older Hitman titles.
Owners of Hitman 2 on PC will get its levels free in Hitman 3 after all
Owners of Hitman 2 on PC will get its levels free in Hitman 3 after all
IO Interactive has clarified the frustrating situation.
Despite advertising otherwise, players need to re-buy Hitman 2 to import its levels to Hitman 3
Despite advertising otherwise, players need to re-buy Hitman 2 to import its levels to Hitman 3
Hitman 3 will no longer offer the ability to import levels from Hitman 2 when it launches later this month, unless players re-purchase Hitman 2 on the Epic Games Store first.
PC Players Will Have To Buy Hitman 2 All Over Again To Unlock Its Levels In Hitman 3
PC Players Will Have To Buy Hitman 2 All Over Again To Unlock Its Levels In Hitman 3
IO Interactive outlined how levels and progress will be carried over to Hitman 3 from the previous games in a complicated FAQ over on its website today, and it’s a mess for players on PC seemingly thanks to Epic Games Store and Steam not playing nice with each other. Read more...
IO Interactive Reconfirms Hitman 3 Will Launch On Switch Alongside Other Versions
IO Interactive Reconfirms Hitman 3 Will Launch On Switch Alongside Other Versions
Firing onto Switch early next year. Update: Just to avoid any doubt, Hitman developer IO Interactive has reconfirmed that the upcoming Hitman 3 will launch on Switch on 20th January alongside other versions of the game – in its Cloud Version form, of course. Original Article (Tue 15th Dec, 2020 11:30 GMT): The official opening cinematic for Hitman 3 has been released, giving us another juicy tease of things to come when the trilogy finale arrives on Switch. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Hitman 3 – Cloud Version For Switch Confirmed For January 20 Release
Hitman 3 – Cloud Version For Switch Confirmed For January 20 Release
The streaming edition for Nintendo's console will come day and date with other versions.
Hitman 3: VR, Multiplayer and Episodic Structure Explained
Hitman 3: VR, Multiplayer and Episodic Structure Explained
Agent 47 is back on assignment in 2021 and IO Interactive is not playing around in terms of how much content they’re baking into Hitman 3.
Hitman 3 locations revealed in this spoiler-free travelogue
Hitman 3 locations revealed in this spoiler-free travelogue
IO Interactive's upcoming assassination game will take you to six unique locations around the world.
Hitman 3: Every Location Revealed
Hitman 3: Every Location Revealed
IO Interactive has unveiled all six locations Agent 47 will be traveling to in Hitman 3.
Here's an extended look at Hitman 3 running on PSVR
Here's an extended look at Hitman 3 running on PSVR
Developer IO Interactive has offered an extended look at upcoming stealth sequel Hitman 3's PlayStation-exclusive VR support in a new trailer, ahead of the game's release later this month.
Hitman 3 Locations: Every confirmed new location in the game
Hitman 3 Locations: Every confirmed new location in the game
The next Hitman game is right around the corner, with Hitman 3 launching on January 20, 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch.
IO Interactive reveals the opening cinematic trailer for Hitman 3
IO Interactive reveals the opening cinematic trailer for Hitman 3
Back in 2017, Hitman creator and developer IO Interactive would shake things by moving from underneath the umbrella of Square Enix and do things truly independently.
Hitman 3’s DualSense controller features unveiled, plus more gameplay info
Hitman 3’s DualSense controller features unveiled, plus more gameplay info
Hitman 3 is now less than 47 days away and I’m excited to share some of the work going on at IO Interactive right now to bring an awesome game to PS4 and PS5 owners on 20 January next year! First, our brand new Introducing Hitman 3 trailer invites you to enjoy new gameplay captured […]
Hitman 3: New Location Revealed, Runs at 4K/60 on PC and Next-Gen
Hitman 3: New Location Revealed, Runs at 4K/60 on PC and Next-Gen
IO Interactive has revealed a new location for Hitman 3 and released new details about the game's performance, noting that it will run at 4K 60 FPS on next-gen consoles and PC.
Hitman 3 ESRB Rating Reveals Weapons, Corpse Disposal Methods
Hitman 3 ESRB Rating Reveals Weapons, Corpse Disposal Methods
The usual assassination methods - like pistols, sniper rifles and knives - are still included.
Hitman 3 on PC Will Add Ray-Tracing Support “Later in 2021”
Hitman 3 on PC Will Add Ray-Tracing Support “Later in 2021”
The game's PC version will receive the enhancement in a post-launch patch.
Hitman 3 will benefit from 8+ core Intel CPUs & variable rate shading with ray tracing coming later
Hitman 3 will benefit from 8+ core Intel CPUs & variable rate shading with ray tracing coming later
Your PC might just be whining at the sight of this headline, because IO Interactive has some clear ambitions for its next installment in the Hitman franchise.
Hitman developer IO Interactive reveals new project is a Bond game
Hitman developer IO Interactive reveals new project is a Bond game
Just yesterday, we brought news that the developer of the Hitman series, IO Interactive, was teasing a brand new project.
It's Hitman's 20th anniversary, so here are 20 facts about the silly stealth sim
It's Hitman's 20th anniversary, so here are 20 facts about the silly stealth sim
Hitman: Codename 47 was released 20 years ago today.