Ryan Barnard, The Division’s Game Director has left Ubisoft and moved to IO-Interactive to work on Hitman. Announced via the IO-Interactive blog, Ryan will join as a newly created role of ‘Gameplay Director’ for the studio.

“Ryan will focus on expanding on the near-endless possibilities of gameplay that a game like HITMAN possesses. This means heading up the future efforts of three of our very core teams – gameplay, online and world – which will be no small task. Ryan’s contributions to game design over the years show he’s the ideal person to spearhead the coming efforts. We are very happy to add his talent to the pool of great people working at IOI.”

Hitman intro pack is currently available now and we’ve reviewed it here.