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Jan 17th
2014

First Next-Gen Hitman Details Revealed

Agent 47 Goes Globetrotting

IO Interactive has finally announced details of its next-gen Hitman game.

The as yet untitled game, which is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, was fleshed out today in an open letter posted on the Hitman website.

According to the letter, the game will see players travelling the world as Agent 47 in search of his prey with the support of his long-term handler Diana Burnwood and the whole of the ICA.

It goes on to say that: “The game concentrates on the core Hitman fantasy of using a wide range of tools to take out a diverse group of targets across expansive, exotic locations around the world. We are building this game on the backbone of the Glacier 2 engine, using the best parts and what we have learnt through Hitman: Absolution and drawing inspiration from past titles like Contracts and Blood Money to fulfil the core Hitman fantasy. That means we’re packing in an extreme level of detail on the largest levels we have ever built for a Hitman game. We’ve adopted an open, non-linear level design approach to the game, ensuring the game will play out across huge, checkpoint-free, sandbox levels. Our aim is to create living, breathing and believable levels which will allow gamers to play around with the AI to create those unique moments every fan of the Hitman franchise loves.

“Contracts Mode is back – you will be able to create and build challenges by experimenting with the large levels and possibilities within them. And of course, you can share them with the world and challenge your friends or foes to complete your hits. Your rules, your Contracts.

“You will also be glad to hear that we have removed 47’s magic pockets. We believe that’s all we need to say about that subject.”

A release date for the game has not yet been confirmed.

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