It's sickening how out of touch the dev team of Absolution was. Here's a part of a recent interview with Jesper Kyd.

Are you able to shed some light on why you weren’t involved with Hitman: Absolution, the latest game in the franchise? Your work was greatly missed.

I wasn't asked by IO. No idea why.
http://www.denofgeek.com/games/jespe...itman-and-more