IO Interactive the developer behind the Hitman series and Kane and Lynch is making some gigantic cuts to staff. IO is focusing all of its manpower on the next installment of the Hitman series and is in turn laying off nearly half of the staff. This is pretty rough news for the studio and for fans of the other games produced by IO. A lot of studios have been trying to thin the employee pool and focus on fewer projects but cutting almost half the staff is extreme. There is a glimmer of hope, according to the IO Interactive website there are a few jobs that are currently available but that’s a small plus. I really hope that IO Interactive gets the result that they want and I hope that the staff that is no longer with the team has luck in future.