Despite the recently discovered resume
indicating that Batman: Arkham Asylum
developer Rocksteady Studios may be working on a game titled Hitman5
(yes, without a space), Eidos "Life President" Ian Livingstone flat out denies the possibility. Talking to Prey's World Gaming Magazine
, Livingstone said, "Hitman
always has been and always will be IO Interactive's baby, which it still continues to be so."
Worried about miswording in that? He followed up with, "Rocksteady are not involved with the development of Hitman 5
." All that said, we do know that some version of Hitman
is on the way, as Livingstone has confirmed as such
in the past and Rocksteady is currently hiring
a few positions to produce a "AAA titile on the next generation platforms." It appears as though the two are unrelated though, at least for now. Meanwhile, IO Interactive is currently wrapping up development of Mini Ninjas
for a September release
-- and then the studio can get to work on the next Hitman
game in earnest, eh?
[Via Blue's News