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Rumors of next-gen 'Hitman' cancelled are false

Posted Jan 7, 2014 by Stan Rezaee
Information on the LinkedIn profile of a senior game designer at Square Enix led to rumors that the next 'Hitman' game had been cancelled.
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The story was first reported by Videogamer before several major video game news site picked up on the story. Most the information gathered was based on content found on social media and rumors among a few employees at Square Enix.
Fans of the series were mortified when the news broke, with many voicing their disappointment on sites like N4G.
Square Enix was quick to kill the rumors with the following statement: "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. We look forward to sharing more details about these titles later this year."
Turns out the rumors were based on a misunderstanding by video game news sites and their sources. Io-Interactive is developing a new Hitman game for the PC and next-gen consoles while Square Enix is focused on making a game for mobile devices.
No official release date has been announced but gamers could expect more details by E3 2014.
Hitman is a stealth action series that has the player take on the role of Mr. 47, an assassin whose reputation has made him a legend in the criminal world. The game gives players the task of assassinating a target using what ever methods they wish while stealth and strategy are highly encouraged.