Square-Enix drops IO Interactive


#844

this is the most likely scenario. but then again if the letter was known in march, why did it surface just now over the weekend? It could mean they already have a path forward


#845

Not if there isn’t anything to share, IO will first share something when they are ready to share it. It’s not like Monday is a magical day where they figure everything out.

Keep in mind that Friday was a national Holiday in Denmark and IO like most production companies don’t work in the weekend. A Danish Work week consist of 37 hours, but that doesn’t mean that the Head of the Studio Hakan Abrak and Square-Enix management havn’t working overtime. But we shouldn’t expect a cut clear outcome on the first workday of the week.

Just because it says “We will be back on Monday” doesn’t equal that they will post anything, it just means they will resume in the new working week.


#846

Best audio? Wat. I must’ve played different game.


#847

Look at it this way - There’s been one business day since the news that Square Enix were dropping IO. Probably not a whole lot anyone can say about anything right now.


#848

relative to this year’s games. not realative to Hitman 1-4


#849

That’s not what @BernardoOne said. He basically was talking about the actual comment by IOI. When do they ever say “it’s a holiday here so we won’t post anything until Monday.” When did they ever do that ever before for any other holiday?

But I do disagree with him, that just because they said that, it doesn’t mean they will post something on Monday. They could, but my guess is that they said that because they were bombarded with tweets about the news. But that still doesn’t suggest they will make a statement about the issue when their tweeting resumes on Monday.


#850

That’s right, but the Gamestar information sounds like a rocksolid decision behind the scenes.


#851

You don’t need more than a few hours to come up with a statement to present to the public, if in fact, they have the ability at saying something.

If they truely wanted to say something or at least if they could, they would have. I think it’s more about that they can’t right now rather than they don’t have time to do so.


#852

It shouldn’t matter if they said it before, the fact is that it was a national holiday and that means they are closed. The reason for saying it is to calm our nerves, knowing full well that there would be 4 days of silence with no official word from IO. Instead of letting it rise to our heads why they havn’t commented on situation since the news broke.


#854

IO-I does a good job. But they rarely speak to us. Communicating with them does work, better than with many other studios. But sadly only in one direction. They are eager to hear our opinion, appreciate us finding bugs, seeing nice fanart. But after all they remain silent. :confused:


#855

They did say something when it was announced, which we all read in this thread, on Twitter, etc. Now all we have to do is wait.


#856

He says “developer near source” in that video, not only “reliably source” like in the article.


#857

Can you explain the whole video since most of us don’t understand a thing from the video ?:kissing_closed_eyes:


#858

He basically repeats the known info: IO keeps the Hitman licence and is allowed to make more games, Season 2 is in the works with an unknown release date. The special thing about that video is the wording regarding the source.


#859

Only the first minute is about Hitman and it’s just staff we already know: IOI still has the rights to the franchise, they are already working on Season 2 and their source doesn’t know the release date.

Edit: Too slow. :wink:


#860

It doesn’t contain new information. Using different words for the same source.

EDIT: Ow man double-too-slow


#861

But hey, the video popped up today. They’re really confident about their story.


#862

I really dont want to be that guy, but repeating something doesn’t make it more true.


#863

Joseph Goebbels would disagree with you on that one.


#864

Well looks like IOi will still be going, they have eight job openings. I’m not sure if I like the sound of a multilplayer Hitman or is Kane and Lynch making a return?