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Hitman Coming to PS4 12/8, Exclusive Console Beta Access

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Hitman Coming to PS4 12/8, Exclusive Console Beta Access
Hitman Coming to PS4 12/8, Exclusive Console Beta Access

We are embarking on what is very likely the greatest adventure in the history of Io-Interactive. By the time you’re reading this, we have revealed Hitman to the world as part of the PlayStation E3 2015 press conference.

And it sort of feels like that — familiar and yet completely new. For me, as the Creative Director at Io-Interactive, it’s an incredibly exciting place to be. It feels familiar because we’ve done this many times before. Hitman is the sixth game in the series we debuted 15 years ago and in many ways this feels like a perfectly distilled version of all the previous games, which is also why we chose to call the game simply Hitman. Everything is focused on delivering the purest assassin fantasy out there.

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Agent 47 is back, he’s in his absolute prime, taking down high-profile and powerful targets around the world. How to get to those targets, how to take them down, and when to strike — it’s entirely up to you. We provide the sandboxes and the necessary tools, you provide the creativity. And, of course, Contracts Mode is also back, and PS4 owners will exclusively get 6 Unique Contracts! I cannot wait to see what you come up with this time as the levels are substantially larger and more complex than those in Hitman: Absolution.

But it also feels new, because it IS new. What we are launching on December 8th of this year is the foundation for the future of Hitman. We’re leading on digital for the first time and we’re looking at delivering a live experience that will grow and evolve over time. From the December launch and well into 2016 we’ll be going on a globetrotting adventure with the release of new locations, new targets, and new challenges for people to enjoy together.

We believe in delivering a true community experience, something that all fans of Hitman can look forward to together, speculate about together, and finally enjoy together. We plan on keeping everyone engaged with content throughout this first story arc, which means we’ll also deliver live events and live targets with a limited lifespan to keep you all busy (and on your toes because you don’t want to miss these hits) between the bigger releases.

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Think of it as a conversation between us all where we examine what works and what can become even better. Because we’re in a live environment, we can make those adjustments a lot quicker than before and it’s probably one of the things that excites me the most about this new title.

Last but not least, we’re excited to announce that we’re giving PS4 owners console exclusive access to the beta when you pre-order. I am genuinely happy to embark on this new journey with all of you and can’t wait to share even more.

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  • Viewtiful_Gene

    Please don’t be like Hitman: Absolute Crap

  • Where are the PS Vita games? :(

  • PanTheMan16

    I’m guessing you guys finally managed to sack David Bateson. I hope this game is exceptionally good, because he is the entire reason people love 47 and his story and his struggles struggles. Have you ever watched a TV series where an actor was replaced and they continue on all is normal? It’s extremely weird and disconnecting.
    As a huge, long-time Hitman fan, I hate to say that Absolution was an incredibly weak game for the series, but Mr. Bateson was the silver lining that allowed it to still feel like a Hitman game, even though I am much older now and find his mediocre American accent distracting at times.

    If Mr. Bateson is to be replaced, please don’t hire a recognizable actor as his replacement. I don’t want to hear a familiar voice and think of their other works. It needs to be someone fresh; someone who can be believable as 47.

    • madnessmonster

      David Bateson still make 47’s voice in the new hitman

    • PanTheMan16

      Excellent! With them trying to get rid of Bateson last time and with 47 looking younger in this game, I thought they’d finally managed to get someone else. Just goes to show that fans really can make a difference. If it wasn’t for the uproar from fans, Absolution would have had a different actor. It seems Io-Interactive knows better than to mess around this time.

  • I’m just hoping they will finally let us truly tackle missions the way the player wants. Because Agent 47 is so soft, stealth is the only option really. Not all hitmen are quiet. Let us go in guns blazing if that is what we wish. Give us options.

  • PanTheMan16

    I’m glad that this game will be taking the player “around the world” again. The biggest disappointment in Absolution was the setting. Coming from previous Hitman games that took me from snowy Russia to sunny California suburbs, it was extremely disappointing to spent most of the game in hillbilly America. The story and characters were a little too goofy/comic-book-like as well. Hitman characters are always a little quirky, but the games are still dark and serious. Absolution was the opposite of what it should have been.

    And to add to my previous comment about not hiring a recognizable actor, the same goes for NPC’s as well. Steve Blum is one of the most easily recognizable voices in video games and it was ridiculous to hear him in Absolution, when his voice makes people think of Call of Duty zombies.

  • madnessmonster

    So i pre-orderet it…

    When will i be able to download the beta?

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