Hitman to return to PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4

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#1 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

http://hitman.com/open-letter-to-hitman-fans/?age-verified=2230a723d9

Dear Hitman fans,

We wanted to share this open letter with all of you out there eagerly awaiting more news about what’s happening next in the franchise.

At Io-Interactive right now, we are building the next AAA Hitman game for PC and next-gen consoles. It has our total focus and we wanted to take a moment to tell you a few things about it.

In the next game you will experience a globetrotting Agent 47 at the prime of his career – the apex predator stalking his prey across the world, with the support of his long-term handler Diana Burnwood and the whole of the ICA.

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.

As we get further into 2014, we will reveal more and get into much closer contact with all of you. There are so many things we have planned and we are extremely excited for the future of Hitman.

Thank you all for your dedication. We will share much, much more in the coming months.

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#2 Posted by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

A new main character would be nice. Do people really care if 47 is in the sequel? He isn't the cold blooded killer that he use to be.

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#3 Posted by freedomfreak (50012 posts) -

Poor Freedom Fighters.

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#4 Edited by Speak_Low (2248 posts) -

"At Io-Interactive right now, we are building the next AAA Hitman game for PC and next-gen consoles."

"PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4"

We'll be seeing this a lot.

LOL Nintendo what a joke

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#5 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

Cool, I will look forward to this. I thought the title was scrapped but this was a nice surprise.

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#6 Edited by Heil68 (57915 posts) -

Best on PS4

Day 1.

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#7 Posted by KillzoneSnake (2301 posts) -

hitman no longer good. casualization made it rip.

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#8 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

Best on PS4

Day 1.

You mean PC

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#9 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

Best on PS4

Day 1.

You mean PC with better gameplay, mods, grahpics, frame rate and more stuff.

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#10 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@KillzoneSnake said:

hitman no longer good. casualization made it rip.

Hitman Blood Money was best. Old good times when it has great gameplay and more hardcore.

Sad but true is that Hitman absolution was not that good, it was all casual gameplay and stuff because of consoles.

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#11 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4893 posts) -

Absolution already killed the series for me.

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#12 Posted by Legend500 (149 posts) -

Just read about the sandbox, non-checkpoint level design. Brilliant news. The reason I haven't played Absolution is because of how linear it is. You'd think that with a new generation the levels would get bigger not smaller.

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#13 Posted by BlessedChill (697 posts) -

Goooooddd

Love dat hitman

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#14 Edited by Sweetbackhair (2914 posts) -

I just beat Absolution, and I am very interested in this!

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#15 Edited by Heil68 (57915 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@Heil68 said:

Best on PS4

Day 1.

You mean PC with better gameplay, mods, grahpics, frame rate and more stuff.

Nope, PS4 all the way brah, :D

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#16 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

hitman1 was awesome like that. It tossed you in a big mansion and just find out how to kill the dude

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#17 Posted by PonchoTaco (3183 posts) -

Nice, will definitely look into this for my PC.

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#18 Posted by way2funny (4570 posts) -

I am one of the few it seems that have enjoyed hitman absolution. I see its faults but still think it did several really great things. But hit man contracts + bloodmoney with the diversity of environments from hitman 2 and some of the good improvements from absolution like the cover system? Im now very excited.

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#19 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

hell yes. make it like hitman blood money 2.0 but give even more ways to kill people

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#20 Posted by way2funny (4570 posts) -

@JangoWuzHere said:

A new main character would be nice. Do people really care if 47 is in the sequel? He isn't the cold blooded killer that he use to be.

A new main character? Yes, people do care about 47. His character makes hitman. His voice makes hitman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDa8AB3EtQ8

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#21 Posted by gameofthering (11117 posts) -

Gimme another Freedom Fighters type of game!

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#22 Posted by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

@way2funny said:

@JangoWuzHere said:

A new main character would be nice. Do people really care if 47 is in the sequel? He isn't the cold blooded killer that he use to be.

A new main character? Yes, people do care about 47. His character makes hitman. His voice makes hitman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDa8AB3EtQ8

You're wrong.

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#23 Posted by way2funny (4570 posts) -

@JangoWuzHere said:

@way2funny said:

@JangoWuzHere said:

A new main character would be nice. Do people really care if 47 is in the sequel? He isn't the cold blooded killer that he use to be.

A new main character? Yes, people do care about 47. His character makes hitman. His voice makes hitman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDa8AB3EtQ8

You're wrong.

Nope. I don't want to play a hitman game without that sexy bald head tilted slightly and that barcode.

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#24 Posted by Liquid_ (3818 posts) -

freedom fighters was pure gold.

give us a quality sequel

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#25 Posted by xWoW_Rougex (2793 posts) -

Too bad this gens Hitman was not like this. Now we gotta wait until like 2015-2016 to experience such greatness.

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#26 Posted by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

I would like to think I had some role to play in this as I was constantly bitching about this on the Eidos Hitman forums--the globetrotting reference was literally right out of my mouth.

You can all thank me.

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#27 Posted by VanDammFan (4734 posts) -

call me when you the title says..Splinter Cell returning to consoles and its going back to its roots..Hitman and MG dont do it for me.

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#28 Posted by PyratRum (778 posts) -

Great to hear that a new Hitman is coming. I guess I'm in the minority but I really enjoyed Hitman Absolution. The game had it's flaws for sure but when it threw you into big ass open level, like Hope, it all just came together extremely well.

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#29 Posted by Gaming-Planet (18899 posts) -

Glacier 3 Engine?

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#30 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (1238 posts) -

PC version will be brilliant. played like the Dev. intended.

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#31 Edited by Vatusus (8247 posts) -

@JangoWuzHere said:

A new main character would be nice. Do people really care if 47 is in the sequel? He isn't the cold blooded killer that he use to be.

What? 47 is still a moderfvckin badass.

Absolution was amazing and probably the most underrated game I played all gen. Best Hitman game so far imo, and I played them all. I'll be eagerly waiting for the next one. Definitely on my "to buy" list

@JangoWuzHere said:

@way2funny said:

@JangoWuzHere said:

A new main character would be nice. Do people really care if 47 is in the sequel? He isn't the cold blooded killer that he use to be.

A new main character? Yes, people do care about 47. His character makes hitman. His voice makes hitman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDa8AB3EtQ8

You're wrong.

He isnt. 47 IS Hitman.

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#32 Edited by Vatusus (8247 posts) -
@KillzoneSnake said:

hitman no longer good. casualization made it rip.

Wut? Absolution was HARDLY casual, especially on the higher difficulties. I played all of the other Hitman games. ALL. Been a fan of the series ever since the 1st game came out. Absolution was the one who gave me the biggest challenge on its highest difficulty, and it was the more overall fun game.

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#33 Edited by kipsta77 (1119 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

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.

THIS ladies and gentlemen is why I'd rather play Blood Money then Absolution.

@Heil68 said:

Best on PS4

Day 1.

lol.

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#34 Posted by killatwill15 (855 posts) -

I can only hope they remove batman vision,

only anticipation and fear can be evoked without seeing who and what is around corners and in rooms.

and have to option to switch to fps camera....

that is all

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#35 Posted by Cyberdot (3928 posts) -

Hopefully it will distance itself from Absolution and focus on the original Hitman roots.

I didn't buy Absolution for a reason.

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#36 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@Cyberdot said:

Hopefully it will distance itself from Absolution and focus on the original Hitman roots.

I didn't buy Absolution for a reason.

I hope it will be Hitman: Blood Money 2

I really don´t want big story focus. I want more like story: "I pay money, you kill this guy"

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#37 Edited by PCgameruk (1883 posts) -

Goog good but please make it a little harder by making the player think about his kills. It basically showed you everything in the last one.

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#38 Posted by Sushiglutton (6834 posts) -

Hopefully this means they'll focus on developing the concepts that makes this franchise unique, something I wish all devs would do. It could also just be marketing to hype the loyal fans, the ones who may read a letter like that.

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#39 Edited by uninspiredcup (25656 posts) -

Great to see inspiration being taken from Contracts. Easily a high point of the series.

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#40 Edited by cainetao11 (32973 posts) -

I enjoyed Absolution. Play it like you want is something I like. I've enjoyed all the Hitman games though.