Since its reboot the Hitman franchise has seen a surge in popularity from fans and critics. The recent release of Hitman 2 has had an average player count of 11,000 on PC and peaked at 356,867. Now, IO Interactive has opened a new studio in Sweden to aid in the development of the Hitman franchise. In an official statement CEO Hakan Abrak stated: We’re happy and proud to announce that we’re 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. Hitman 2 is now available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Click here for our review.