IO Interactive will act as an independent studio in the future. Also Hitman has a future: The developers retain the rights to the brand. After Square Enix had announced to divest eight years after the acquisition of the club, both parties have agreed on a management buy-out.
IO Interactive is thus not to an investor or other publishers, but to its own management, that sells itself; The developers have therefore chosen the path to independence and act in the future as indie studio. How to proceed with Hitman, will be presented in the coming months.