Der er store armbevægelser fra danske IO Interactive, som meddeler at de åbner et nyt kontor på den anden side af Øresundsbroen, nærmere bestemt i Malmö.

Malmö-filialen skal give IO Interactive mulighed for at supplere med mere indhold til Hitman-spillene, samtidigt med at der søges nye veje med nye franchises.

Om vi kan forvente genoplivninger af ældre spil, som f.eks. Kane & Lynch, meldes der dog intet om. Under alle omstændigheder bliver det interessant at se, hvad det Hitman-kyndige udviklerhus kan diske op med, med åbningen af det nye Malmö-kontor.

Nyheden blev modtaget i følgende pressemeddelelse:

IO Interactive is opening a new studio in Malmö, Sweden. “We are super excited and proud to announce IOI Malmö. We will expand IOI to join a buzzling game developer community and bring our own unique IOI culture to this amazing town”, says Hakan Abrak, CEO, IO Interactive.

The new studio will strengthen IO Interactive’s commitment to deliver exceptional content to the HITMAN franchise, community and all our fans. “Furthermore, this will expand our muscles for creating brand-new and exciting endeavours, new universes, new franchises. In other words, IOI Malmö and Copenhagen are one family”, Hakan Abrak continues.

 “The IOI expansion in Malmö was a natural choice as there is a very strong existing video game industry. I believe it has all opportunities to become the epicentre of game development in Scandinavia.”

The new offices are already fully operational, located in the beautiful town centre of Malmö.