After the success of Hitman: Absolution, Io-Interactive is turning their attention to the next generation version of the Hitman series. In an open letter on its website, Io has promised to incorporate a large amount of detail into its next game, while returning to the series' roots. Featuring Agent 47 at the peak of his career, the scale of the untitled game will span the globe with targets spread across vast and exotic locations.
The new title will run on the Glacier 2 engine, drawing innovations from Absolution and past titles Contracts and Blood Money. It will feature an open, non-linear level design with no checkpoints and a sandbox style of gameplay.
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 will return to the series, which allows players to create and share challenges.
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.
There is no release date set for the new Hitman, however, it seems just by this letter that the new title will be the deepest iteration, ever. It might not release this year as the letter states they will provide updates throughout 2014. Hopefully, by E3 2014, there will be some more solid information and possibly gameplay of this new title.