After the statement from Square Enix, now here’s some more hopeful info.
PCGamesN (thanks to Gamestar.de) reports that “reliable circles” confirmed that IO Interactive will be keeping the rights for the Hitman IP. It was recently announced by Square Enix that the publisher is trying to sell the developers of Agent 47’s killer adventures.
Proper announcement should be happening in the next few days. It’s worth noting that Gamestart reports that Season 2 of Hitman is in active development. The first Season was released in six episodes, with Hitman The Complete First Season launched in January of this year.
Hopefully, the confirmation of both pieces of news will come soon.