[dropcap]S[/dropcap]quare Enix have said that the next-gen Hitman title is not cancelled, telling Roobla the game is still in production.
Roobla reached out to Square Enix earlier today to clarify earlier reports from Video Gamer that the next Hitman title for next-gen consoles had been cancelled and the company was now focusing on mobile gaming development. Video Gamer noted that the LinkedIn profiles of several designers and an engineer pointed to the game being cancelled.
However, Square Enix said that the game is still in production with Io-Interactive whilst Square Enix Montreal will be developing titles for mobile devices.
A spokesperson told Roobla: “There’s a bit of confusion around the Hitman projects currently in development at Square Enix owned studios and so we wanted to take the time to clarify what each studio is working on to clear up some of this confusion. Io-Interactive is developing a new, AAA Hitman game that will be coming to PC and next-gen consoles and Square Enix Montreal is fully focused on mobile development of games some of which are related to the Hitman franchise.”
The spokesperson also said that more details regarding future titles will be coming later this year.