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IO Interactive cuts half of staff, cancels all non-Hitman projects

Square Enix has laid off almost half of the employees at IO Interactive as part of significant changes” at the studio. In a statement passed on toMCV, a spokesperson for the studio said the Denmark-based company was moving toward a sole focus on the Hitman franchise, and as a result …

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Tomb Raider misses sales targets; Rogers in contention for board election

Square Enix’s big console releases are not performing as desired in the West. As part of the publisher’s latest financial report, the company described sales of Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs as weak” in both North America and Europe. Specifically, Tomb Raider has shifted 3.4m copies in three …

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Square Enix and Microsoft toast chart triumphs

Square Enix and Microsoft are delighted by their success at UK retail last year. Square Enix told MCV last year that Hitman Absolution would be a Top Five game of 2012 and the firm delivered on that, with its stealth shooter reaching No.5. The firm also had the top selling …

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Revealed: The UK’s Top 20 bestselling games of 2012

Call of Duty: Black Ops II was 2012’s biggest selling game of the year at UK retail. The latest report from GfK Chart-Track reveals that the shooter pipped FIFA 13 to the No.1 spot. The two blockbusters are streaks ahead of the rest of the charts. Assassin’s Creed III made …

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Video games prices slashed as UK market struggles

Brand new video games are being sold for less than 20, as publishers and retailers fear a disappointing Christmas. New titles such as WWE ’13 and Hitman Absolution, both of which were released just last month, are already being sold for 19.99 as part of ‘special promotions’. The price discounting …

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Square Enix pulls controversial Hitman Facebook app

A Hitman: Absolution promotional Facebook app that challenges gamers to kill their friends because of their breast or penis size, has been pulled. The app, quite understandably, received consumer backlash when it went live earlier today. The product challenged fans to put a ‘hit’ out on their Facebook friends. Amongst …

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