IO Interactive has revealed the first details on their sixth entry (rumored to be titled Hitman: Profession) in the Hitman game series.
In an open letter to fans, the developer explains that they 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.”
IO Interactive further adds, 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.”
Agent 47’s magic pockets have been removed for the next game. More details will be revealed further into 2014.
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