Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Consoles

Next-Gen Hitman going old school

See also

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.

For all of our latest exclusives, previews, reviews, and features, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also follow my personal Twitter HERE.

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • The Crew
    'The Crew' exclusive: New details on racing types, open-world, seamlessness and more
    Games Exclusive
  • Amazon Prime
    Find out how you can share your Amazon Prime membership benefits with others
    Video
    Tech Tips
  • DayZ
    How 'DayZ' may be in trouble from Sony's newly announced 'H1Z1'
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Facial recognition
    See how the FBI's facial recognition database is continuing to grow
    Headlines
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Selfie
    A new automated mirror will take selfies and post them to social media for you
    Video
    Tech News

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!