Hitman Absolution screenshot
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Square Enix Montreal, a brand new 150-person development studio opening in 2012, has been created by the publisher. Its first project? A brand new Hitman game.

Nothing else is known about the title, though Square Enix says it will be "a new premium quality game".

As part of the Square Enix Montreal's announcement, the studio has been tasked by the publisher to build "AAA games for tomorrow's audiences" - leading some to speculate that this new studio could be focusing on next-gen development.

Square Enix's other Montreal studio, Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal, is also looking to hire another 100 staff to work on a third AAA franchise, alongside Deus Ex and Thief.

"The start up of a second studio brings a huge advantage to our business; we will nurture two separate studios with their own strengths, culture and appeal," said Square Enix Europe CEO Phil Rogers.

2012 will see the release of Hitman: Absolution, currently in development by Danish developer IO Interactive, for 360, PS3, and PC. Square Enix Montreal's untitled Hitman game will be the first in the series not developed by IO Interactive.

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Wido@ Woffls

Must of misinterpreted that part.
Posted 18:23 on 22 November 2011
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Batmamerc

So a new hitman announced b4 the one in development has even launched bit random but hopefully that means the franchise will continue after absolution. I'm a big fan of hitman the last one blood money was prob my favourite of all, the urban house level in particular was one of my highlights, just hope a new studio doesn't ruin it will have to see what absolution brings first though before I get excited for another.
Posted 12:20 on 22 November 2011
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Woffls@ Wido

uhhh...
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Square Enix Montreal, a brand new 150-person development studio opening in 2012, has been created by the publisher. Its first project? A brand new Hitman game.
Posted 09:19 on 22 November 2011
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Wido@ Woffls

Doesn't really say anything about a new studio to pump out more Hitman games nor does this piece here state that the new game will be Hitman, unless I am missing something here?

I would laugh if it was to be a new Kane & Lynch game...
Posted 07:51 on 22 November 2011
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Woffls

*reads*
*reads again*
*adjusts spectacles and reads again*

Wait, what?

Oh okay then.
Posted 17:41 on 21 November 2011

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Hitman Absolution

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