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io-Interactive confirms layoffs at studio.

Io-Interactive today confirmed layoffs at the studio via Twitter.

Famous for creating the Hitman series of games, it was announced earlier this month that Io-Interactive’s owners – Square Enix – were parting ways with the studio and were looking for a potential buyer for them.

Io-Interactive was acquired by Square Enix in 2009 when they purchased Eidos – Io’s parent company.

It comes as a great surprise, as last year’s Hitman game was met with critical acclaim from both critics and players alike. Perhaps the episodic structuring of the game didn’t pan out in a way that Square Enix liked or the retail disc copies of the game didn’t sell as well as anticipated.

Either way, it’s a great shame. Here’s hoping the great talent at Io land back on their feet.

 

About Jamie (13 Articles)
Founder of The Shoulder Button and contributor for bigredbarrel.com. I like video games, kit-kats and jelly babies (I only write about one of those things though).

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