Square-Enix er kommet med følgende udtalelse:
We are making significant changes at IO Interactive as we align our business against a changing and challenging market. Hannes Seifert, formerly Production Director for 3 years at the studio, will take over the position of Studio Head at IO. The studio will focus resolutely on the future vision for the Hitman franchise and is in pre-production on a new AAA Hitman project. However we have taken the difficult decision to cancel other studio projects and initiatives at IO and reduce the workforce in this studio, which will impact almost half of the employees currently at IO, as we make internal adjustments to face the challenges of todays market.
For those affected, we are extremely grateful for the hard work which they have contributed, and where its possible and appropriate to relocate staff to open positions at other studios within the group, we will try to do so. We are also reaching out to other companies for outplacement opportunities. We sincerely wish them well in their future careers.
Samtidig med fyringsrunde, får IO Inteactive en ny chef, nemlig Hannes Seifert, der de sidste tre år har været "Production Director". I øjeblikket skulle IO Interactive udelukkende arbejde på en ny udgivelse i Hitman-serien.