Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
January 27, 2020
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 Hitman  developer IO Interactive makes layoffs to secure future

Hitman developer IO Interactive makes layoffs to secure future

May 23, 2017 | By Chris Kerr

May 23, 2017 | By Chris Kerr
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



Hitman developer IO Interactive has made an unspecified number of layoffs in an attempt to secure its future. 

The developer published a tweet earlier today explaining it had made "some changes" that will allow it to be better equipped for life without Square Enix. 

Earlier this month the Japanese publisher revealed it would be selling off the Danish studio, casting doubt on the future of IO Interactive and the Hitman franchise.

"We're sad that great talent and good friends will be leaving the studio," reads the tweet. "We are doing everything possible to look after everyone affected. Thank you for your support and understanding."

It's still not entirely clear why Square wants to sell the Hitman developer, with the company simply claiming it wants to "maximize player satisfaction as well as market potential" by focusing its time and energy on "key franchises and studios."

The firm has already opened negotiations with potential investors, but until a deal can be ironed out IO's fate remains unclear.



Related Jobs

Amazon Game Studios
Amazon Game Studios — Irvine, California, United States
[01.27.20]

Gameplay AI Engineer - New World
Health Scholars
Health Scholars — Westminster, Colorado, United States
[01.24.20]

3D Artist
Health Scholars
Health Scholars — Westminster, Colorado, United States
[01.24.20]

3D Animator
Schell Games
Schell Games — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
[01.24.20]

Community Marketing Specialist









Loading Comments

loader image