Developer Io Interactive has had a significant share of ups and downs since the episodic relaunch of Hitman back in 2016, but it’s brought us a pair of world-class sandbox games that you should really be playing. While the studio has suggested that Hitman will continue, its focus has been on a new IP – and now, the devs have finally confirmed that the next chapter for Agent 47 is in development.

“After 13 months of full-time support and content for Hitman 2,” Io says in its November roadmap, “we’re now at a place where we are looking increasingly to the future. In real terms, we’re moving more and more of the Hitman 2 team to join the next Hitman game, which is well underway.”

The devs have recently said that “Hitman is a trilogy,” and they’ve been talking about carrying levels forward into a big number of new games since before Hitman 2 was even out. Yet they’ve been cagey about actually announcing their plans for Hitman 3 – and while they still haven’t actually said that title, this is by far the clearest indication that the game’s actually coming.

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