Hitman looks to be dead - Next gen game cancelled - VG24/7

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#1 Posted by biggest_loser (24255 posts) -

http://www.vg247.com/2014/01/06/hitman-next-gen-square-enix-montreals-project-cancelled-according-to-employee-cv/

After that last dire last game I thought they would just start again but it looks like the franchise is over.

Maybe another developer can pick up the series. Who would you like to see take on Hitman?

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#2 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

FFS

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#3 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

square enix u fu%kin noobs all i fu%kin ask of u is 2 damn games and u cant even do that. give me hitman and ff15 u fu$kin nooooobbbbsss. yes hitman absolution wasnt a good as blood money but it is still a damn good game, sell the damn ip if u arnt gona use it

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#4 Posted by SirSlimyScott (275 posts) -

@biggest_loser:

The last one was horrible. I don't care anymore.

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#5 Posted by sukraj (27233 posts) -

I hated the last one.

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#6 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

square enix u fu%kin noobs all i fu%kin ask of u is 2 damn games and u cant even do that. give me hitman and ff15 u fu$kin nooooobbbbsss. yes hitman absolution wasnt a good as blood money but it is still a damn good game, sell the damn ip if u arnt gona use it

They made absolution more casual and linear because else this game would been too hard for console gamers. Even cover system ruined game.

Old classic hitman had no cover system, wallhack, regain health and auto aim. Sad, consoles ruined another great game.

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#7 Posted by k--m--k (2524 posts) -

I didnt know Hitman had many fans

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#8 Posted by biggest_loser (24255 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

square enix u fu%kin noobs all i fu%kin ask of u is 2 damn games and u cant even do that. give me hitman and ff15 u fu$kin nooooobbbbsss. yes hitman absolution wasnt a good as blood money but it is still a damn good game, sell the damn ip if u arnt gona use it

They made absolution more casual and linear because else this game would been too hard for console gamers. Even cover system ruined game.

Old classic hitman had no cover system, wallhack, regain health and auto aim. Sad, consoles ruined another great game.

You do realise that the other Hitman games were on consoles dating back to PS2 right?

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#10 Edited by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

Shame really, the last Hitman was really good in my eyes.

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#11 Posted by getyeryayasout (11425 posts) -

Agent 47 has finally met his match: abject apathy.

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#12 Edited by Pariah- (787 posts) -

First Kane and Lynch, and now this. Sucks.

Yes, the last Hitman was shit (I could tell without even playing it), but that's why pencils have erasers. Why is it so difficult just to pretend it never happened and start from the last good configuration.

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#13 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@biggest_loser: hey change your topic title, the next hitman game developed by io is still coming just, just the one made by monterial is cancelled

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#14 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

square enix u fu%kin noobs all i fu%kin ask of u is 2 damn games and u cant even do that. give me hitman and ff15 u fu$kin nooooobbbbsss. yes hitman absolution wasnt a good as blood money but it is still a damn good game, sell the damn ip if u arnt gona use it

They made absolution more casual and linear because else this game would been too hard for console gamers. Even cover system ruined game.

Old classic hitman had no cover system, wallhack, regain health and auto aim. Sad, consoles ruined another great game.

Must be the reason why Hitman wasn't on consoles before.........oh, wait.

PS2 Hitman games say hi!

Those were PC ports. Consoles were just for extra cash but console gamers complained that its too hard so now they made console gameplay focus not PC and now game is dead. WELL DONE!!!

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#16 Edited by uninspiredcup (24748 posts) -

Good. Lets pretend Bloodmoney was the last game.

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#18 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh Hitman mobile game! Everyone get hyped!

Hello?

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#19 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4797 posts) -

Absolution was total garbage anyways.

The series should have ended with Blood Money.

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#20 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29547 posts) -

@GrenadeLauncher said:

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh Hitman mobile game! Everyone get hyped!

Hello?

heh I wouldn't be surprised to see Hitman 2 on iPod and Android.

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#21 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

I wish, I wish, I wish IO had jumped into Hitman straight away when sixth gen started instead of making the Kane and Lynch games.

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#22 Edited by Telekill (7330 posts) -

There's an update in the link with someone from IO stating that just the current project was cancelled. Not the entire series.

It'll come out in time. Hitman Absolution was fun to a point. I think the problem is that there are so many quality titles out there now-a-days that if you don't do everything perfectly and really have your game shine, then it gets lost in the avalanche of decent software.

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#23 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

...read the link. All it says is that a game being made by SE Montreal has been canned. They probably realised the series isn't popular enough to warrant two developers working on games and cancelled it to just focus on IO's game.

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#24 Posted by deactivated-585ea4b128526 (612 posts) -

Shit on my favorite series, then bury the franchise, boycotting square until the end of of time. Blood money was almost perfect, why not just build on it. Never understood why they always had to build each game from scratch!

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#25 Posted by uninspiredcup (24748 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

@GrenadeLauncher said:

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh Hitman mobile game! Everyone get hyped!

Hello?

heh I wouldn't be surprised to see Hitman 2 on iPod and Android.

But Hitman 2's is the good.

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#26 Posted by Heil68 (57687 posts) -

There will be another game at some point.

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#27 Edited by jhonMalcovich (7090 posts) -

Agent 47 has outlived its appeal. We need a new protagonist and more creative gameplay mechanics.

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#28 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12571 posts) -

Good. Let's hope the genre dies out.

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#29 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

cool game series but nothing too special

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#30 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Absolution left a lot to be desired but I didn't hate it, it had its moments of fun.

Hate to see a great series die though. Just more negativity attached to the Square brand these days

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#31 Posted by deactivated-5920bf77daa85 (3270 posts) -

I haven't liked a Hitman game since Silent Assasin/Contracts. Blood money had some neat environments, but it was too focused on the boring U.S. as opposed to more exotic locations.

Also, the accuracy and recoil of some of the weapons was pretty terrible. What was the point of a scope on an M4 if you can't hit anything at that distance. Also, in what universe is the M4 unable to reliably aim at targets a hundred yard away?

Absolution was too focused on cutscenes and a story no one cared about. The guns were much improved, but, again, it was all in the fricking U.S., as opposed to Japan, Russia, Arabia, and Jungles. Not interesting at all.

Come to think of it, Square did the same thing to Tomb Raider, limiting the game to one environment. At least there was a lot of variety there.

On the other hand, I bought all these games, so I'm not to blame for the poor sales.

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#32 Posted by Animal-Mother (27350 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

Absolution left a lot to be desired but I didn't hate it, it had its moments of fun.

Hate to see a great series die though. Just more negativity attached to the Square brand these days

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#33 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (2466 posts) -

Last one was shit. That was not hitman game. Good graphic but gameplay was not hitman.

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#34 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -

Hitman is not dead people!!

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#35 Posted by lunar1122 (779 posts) -

hitman is crap.. Was a good franchise but not anymore. RIP

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#36 Edited by uninspiredcup (24748 posts) -

@Cobra_nVidia said:

I haven't liked a Hitman game since Silent Assasin/Contracts. Blood money had some neat environments, but it was too focused on the boring U.S. as opposed to more exotic locations.

Also, the accuracy and recoil of some of the weapons was pretty terrible. What was the point of a scope on an M4 if you can't hit anything at that distance. Also, in what universe is the M4 unable to reliably aim at targets a hundred yard away?

Absolution was too focused on cutscenes and a story no one cared about. The guns were much improved, but, again, it was all in the fricking U.S., as opposed to Japan, Russia, Arabia, and Jungles. Not interesting at all.

Come to think of it, Square did the same thing to Tomb Raider, limiting the game to one environment. At least there was a lot of variety there.

On the other hand, I bought all these games, so I'm not to blame for the poor sales.

My friend, Meat King Party is easily one of the best video game levels ever made. Contracts was a beautifully dark game.