A British actor listing voice and mo-cap work for Hitman 5 through U.K. dev Rocksteady sent around the buzz that series developer IO Interactive might be off the case. Not so, says Eidos chief Ian Livingstone.
Prey's World Gaming Magazine spoke to Livingstone at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, and he shot down the rumor.
This is the first I've heard about it. Hitman always has been and always will be IO Interactive's baby, which it still continues to be so. Rocksteady are not involved with the development of Hitman 5.
Sounds pretty definitive. Speculation had it that the actor was simply working through Rocksteady's studio, located in London, rather than go all the way to IO Interactive in Denmark. But "not involved" means what it says, and at any rate, we can expect that IO Interactive is in charge of the scene.
Ian Livingstone Says No to Rocksteady Hitman 5 Rumour [Prey's World Gaming Magazine via Blue's News]