Tagged: Hitman

In a tweet this afternoon, IO Interactive have announced that they are now independent, and that they still own the IP rights for their popular Hitman series: https://twitter.com/IOInteractive/status/875684213231689731 Following an announcement by Square Enix  back in May, the future of the studio looked bleak for a while. Passionate fans of the studio, and especially their popular Hitman franchise, feared the worst. However, the announcement today appears to bring a positive ending to the saga. In a statement posted on the IO Interactive website, CEO Hakan Abrak said: In its 19 years of history, Io-Interactive has brought you original and exciting ... Read More »
Following on from the announcement of plans for the sale of IO Interactive by Square Enix, today IO Interactive have confirmed that layoffs will be taking place at the studio: https://twitter.com/IOInteractive/status/866997673412501506 The positive side of the Tweet is that it does refer to "future adventures". Square Enix previously mentioned that they were searching for investors in the studio - so it is possible that this search is ongoing. Up until the announcement a few weeks ago, IO were thought to be developing a second season of their episodic Hitman game. This most recent news leaves the franchise in limbo, with no-one certain ... Read More »
In a note to investors, Square Enix has warned of a £33m extraordinary loss in its results for year ending 31st March 2017. With the losses suffered, the sale of developer IO Interactive is now becoming a result. The first season of the Danish developer's most recent game, Hitman, was originally sold as an episodic title before being bundled on disc. IO have continued to support the game, and an imminent second season was widely anticipated. Unfortunately, it appears that sales of Hitman may have been insufficient in the eyes of Square Enix - who recently retired the Deus Ex franchise following ... Read More »
The Hitman series of games has proven very popular over the years and it is easy to see why, with decent levels of gameplay and graphics in the previous titles. Square Enix would appear keen to keep owners of Hitman Episode 1: Paris entertained while waiting for the next in the series is released. To do this they are releasing a number of "Elusive Targets" for which you will earn in-game rewards. So sit down, grab yourself a drink and get ready to find out who your next job is. The latest in the series of "Elusive Targets" for the Hitman ... Read More »
Honestly, I could have sworn this was backwards compatible, but we press on. The library of backwards compatible games is growing, week by week, with some huge additions being made recently. Last week saw GTA IV become compatible, and today Major Nelson has revealed the next game in line: Hitman: Absolution is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQpic.twitter.com/uKyWweHsRM — 💬 Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 14, 2017 For anyone looking for a decent story and the chance to murder a bunch of freaks in weird and wonderful ways, Hitman: Absolution might be for you. What do you make of ... Read More »
Earlier this month we told you about Hitman's January release schedule. On January 31st the third bonus mission, Landslide, is set to be released. This mission will take you back to the Sapienza map but there has been a few changes since the last time you were here. This time around there is a music festival called Festival del Paese and it is here that you will find your target. Your target this time around is a politician called Marco Abbiati and he will be attending the festival so this is your one chance to take him out. To show ... Read More »
IO Interactive and Square Enix have today announced via their website that a new difficulty level will be added to Hitman for it's physical disc release. The professional difficulty level is set to offer gamers a much tougher challenge. This will be achieved through new in-game features including new AI behavior, enhanced gameplay mechanics and unique rewards via a separate mastery track. New rules are also included such as the strict item rule. You'll now be noticed if you possess anything suspicious along with disguises that can become ruined dependent on your method of taking out NPC's. The list goes on ... Read More »
A recent tweet from @Hitman states that the game will support HDR gameplay starting January 31st, on Xbox One S, PC, PS4, and PS4 Pro! Io programmer Anders Wang Kristensen explains, "As an example, think of 47 in a dark room looking out a bright window. Without HDR you would not be able to make out what's outside, whereas with HDR you can simultaneously see details inside the room and outside the window." "Another extreme example is the sun. Without HDR we could not render the sun brighter than a white piece of paper, so we had to 'simulate' the ... Read More »
Hitman was one of the surprise hits of 2016 and now that the first series is complete what's left for the series in 2017? For most of the year we don't have a clue but there could well be a second season in the works. But today we have at least found out what we can expect for January. January is a HUGE month for us! HITMAN - The Complete First Season releases on a disc, plus ALL of this is coming your way. Happy 2017! pic.twitter.com/NtRxXa5NsD — HITMAN (@Hitman) January 5, 2017 From January 2nd- 8th a new escalation ... Read More »

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