The latest financial report from Square Enix says that they saw "extraordinary financial loss in the financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017." As a result, the company is looking to pull their business from IO Interactive (PDF), the development studio behind the Hitman games, most notable the 2016 release of the stellar but under-performing Hitman episodes.
To maximize player satisfaction as well as market potential going forward, we are focusing our resources and energies on key franchises and studios. As a result, the Company has regrettably decided to withdraw from the business of IO INTERACTIVE A/S, a wholly‐owned subsidiary and a Danish corporation, as of March 31, 2017. This decision has resulted in booking of the extraordinary loss amounting to 4,898 million yen, including disposition of the content production account related to the business and impairment loss of intangible assets, in the financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.

As a result of this the Company started discussions with potential new investors and is currently in negotiations to secure this investment. Whilst there can be no guarantees that the negotiations will be concluded successfully, they are being explored since this is in the best interests of our shareholders, the studio and the industry as a whole.

According to Steamspy, there are only about 631,227 (+/- 23,003) owners of the 2016 release of Hitman. This is in comparison to the 3 million+ that own Hitman: Absolution.