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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...
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.
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.
I Want IO's Upcoming 007 Game To Be Just Like Hitman's Train Level
I Want IO's Upcoming 007 Game To Be Just Like Hitman's Train Level
The final level of Hitman 3 is an exciting and aggressive fight that moves across the length of a long cargo train filled with bad guys and guns.
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 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 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.
Hitman Studio’s Project 007 Will Feature A New James Bond
Hitman Studio’s Project 007 Will Feature A New James Bond
When Hitman developer IO Interactive’s James Bond game (working title Project 007) hits the scene, it will do so with an entirely new James Bond, studio head Hakan Abrak told the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (h/t TheGamer). Read more...
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.
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 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.
How To Ensure Your Old Hitman Data Follows You To Hitman 3
How To Ensure Your Old Hitman Data Follows You To Hitman 3
Hitman 3, out today for pretty much all of the platforms, sees Agent 47 continue his spree of heinous crimes, including murder and travel journalism.
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.
To Get Into Hitman Games, Try Starting With Hitman 2
To Get Into Hitman Games, Try Starting With Hitman 2
Hitman 3 is out today. And while it’s pretty different from previous games in the rebooted trilogy, it’s still a lot of fun.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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: 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.
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 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.
Hitman Developer Announces New Bond Game, Project 007
Hitman Developer Announces New Bond Game, Project 007
Hitman developer IO Interactive has announced a new James Bond game, Project 007.
James Bond game ‘Project 007' is coming from the makers of Hitman
James Bond game ‘Project 007' is coming from the makers of Hitman
Well, I was very wrong about what IO Interactive were about to unveil.
Hitman developer IO Interactive teases Project 007
Hitman developer IO Interactive teases Project 007
James Bond licence emerges from stealth and will be used to tell a brand new origin story
Hitman developer IO is making a James Bond game
Hitman developer IO is making a James Bond game
Hitman developer IO Interactive has revealed it is making the next James Bond game.
Io Interactive is making a James Bond game
Io Interactive is making a James Bond game
But will it be a hit, man?
Hitman 3 dev reveals new James Bond game – Project 007
Hitman 3 dev reveals new James Bond game – Project 007
Just one short, sweet day ago, Hitman 3 developer IO Interactive teased it has something special to announce - and soon.
The Makers Of Hitman Are Working On A New James Bond Game
The Makers Of Hitman Are Working On A New James Bond Game
IO Interactive, the Danish video game studio behind the stealth series Hitman, announced today they’re working on a James Bond game currently titled Project 007. Read more...
Hitman studio IO Interactive will reveal a new project tomorrow morning
Hitman studio IO Interactive will reveal a new project tomorrow morning
We're pretty sure that Agent 47 won't be in this one.
Hitman developer IO Interactive announces new project reveal
Hitman developer IO Interactive announces new project reveal
The developer of the Hitman series, IO Interactive, has today announced that a new project reveal is right around the corner.
Hitman developer IO Interactive will reveal a “new project” tomorrow
Hitman developer IO Interactive will reveal a “new project” tomorrow
Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the original Hitman game, Codename 47.
Hitman 3 dev IO Interactive teases “new project reveal” this week
Hitman 3 dev IO Interactive teases “new project reveal” this week
Just in time for the Hitman series' 20th - yes, 20th - birthday, developer IO Interactive has dropped a pretty giant teaser on its Twitter channel, hinting at something new on the way.
Hitman reaches 70m lifetime players
Hitman reaches 70m lifetime players
IO Interactive's venerable series debuted 20 years ago, with a new game due next year
Freedom Fighters returns to PC after 17 years
Freedom Fighters returns to PC after 17 years
Freedom Fighters first hit the mean streets of PC in the days of ye old CD-ROMs, but IO Interactive have pulled out their old tactical shooter and dusted it off for the brave new world of digital distribution.
IO Interactive's classic Freedom Fighters might be returning
IO Interactive's classic Freedom Fighters might be returning
A new rating for the 2003 shooter appeared today.
Four unique ways Hitman 3’s PS VR mode immerses you  in the World of Assassination
Hitman 3 will hit on January 20th, man
Hitman 3 will hit on January 20th, man
Io Interactive today announced a January 20th release date for Hitman 3, the end of Ian Hitman’s latest trilogy of stealthy murdering.
Hitman 3 Comes Out January 20, Next-Gen Upgrades Will Be Free
Hitman 3 Comes Out January 20, Next-Gen Upgrades Will Be Free
Hitman 3 will be out January 20 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Stadia and PC via Epic Games Store, IO Interactive announced today.