Next AAA Hitman for PlayStation 4 in development

Io-Interactive has just released an open letter to Hitman fans around the world. The letter reveals news of the first next generation Hitman game which is coming down the pipeline for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms.

According to the firm, the next-gen title will let gamers experience a globetrotting Agent 47 at the prime of his career along with his long term handler Diana Burnwood and the International Contract Agency.

The company has chosen an open, non linear level of design approach for the upcoming game which will ensure gameplay with huge, checkpoint- free, sandbox levels. Packaged in this next generation Hitman, will be gameplay filled with highly detailed large levels, something vastly different compared to previous installments.

According to Io-Interactive:

“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 fulfill the core Hitman fantasy.”

“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.”

The new Hitman IP will include a ‘Contracts Mode’ where players will be given the liberty to create and share challenges with friends or foes and complete hits while 47’s magic pockets has been excluded from the game.

Lastly, the team at Io-Interactive thanked all the fans for their dedication and promised to reveal more details in later this year such as a potential release date.

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