IO Interactive have announced that their upcoming game Hitman is set to be delayed until March next year.
— Io-Interactive (@IOInteractive) September 22, 2015
Revealed at E3 this installment of the franchise is set to be the biggest and most involved Hitman game to date and it is this size and scope that has led to this delay.
“Hitman is the biggest venture we’ve ever undertaken at Io-Interactive, not just in terms of scope and ambition but also in terms of the size of the game world itself. The playable area and density of our locations goes beyond anything we’ve built before. We’re striving to create a series of living, breathing worlds in those locations and we get pretty obsessed about every detail that you’ll experience.”
The developer knows how much this decision will sadden fans but they have promised some more details next week. “Moving a launch date is never an easy decision, we know it’s frustrating to have to wait a bit longer for the game, but we truly believe it will mean we can deliver a better launch and overall experience. We’ll share more details next week about the full release schedule and scope of Hitman in general so keep a look out for that.”
Hitman was set to launch on December 8th but now we will have to wait a little bit longer. From what we’ve seen so far it looks like the wait could really be worth it this time.