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IO Interactive for sale

Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu May 11, 2017 7:45 am

Looks like Square have had enough of making Hitman and are looking for a buyer for the studio. They also reported an 'extraordinary loss' of £33m.

I do feel that Square's dalliance with Western developers has not really gone that well. It's not like they have done a great job with what used to be Eidos as a whole.
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Re: IO Interactive for sale

Postby eVoL » Thu May 11, 2017 8:41 am

Balls.

Bethesda maybe best case here?

But would the ip come too?
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Re: IO Interactive for sale

Postby Animalmother » Thu May 11, 2017 10:53 am

EA buys them, shuts the studio down and lets the title die.

Ubisoft buys them, churns out Hitman games until no one cares anymore.

Valve buys studio and somehow manages to lose it under a huge pile of money.

Gearbox tries to make an offer but has a shotgun pointed at it and told to get off the property or else.

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Re: IO Interactive for sale

Postby Prey » Thu May 11, 2017 11:02 am

I can't help but feel that Square Enix are just completely out of touch constantly forecasting unattainable sales figures. The same thing has happened with Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy where they all failed to match hefty sales expectations and they apparently are on the verge of cutting ties with not just IO but also other developers who aren't delivering. I'll be extremely surprised if Deus Ex, FF and maybe even Tomb Raider are still waving the Square Enix flag in two years time.

And yet at the same time the company...

has made a material increase of net sales and operating income in the area of console games, compared to the prior fiscal year.


Year upon year. Go figure.

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Re: IO Interactive for sale

Postby Mantis » Thu May 11, 2017 11:50 am

Square Enix are never going to let go of the Final Fantasy series. Ever.

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Re: IO Interactive for sale

Postby eVoL » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:15 pm

We're now officially an independent studio & we have complete control of the Hitman IP!

http://www.ioi.dk/the-future-of-ioi/

Amazing! :mrgreen:
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