After the great split between IO Interactive and Square Enix, the former has been quiet for a long time. IO Interactive has taken to a blog post as of recent to break radio silence to announce not only the GOTY Edition of Hitman 2016, but a new Hitman game that will be elaborated on come 2018.
Hitman has been a staple stealth/action series of games, which put players in control of Agent 47 that has many options at his disposal to carry out a mission. Some games may have been adored by fans more than others in the series, but what had people most upset with the 2016 game is what seems to be the now dead “Episodic” missions.
IO Interactive wants to bring all the episodes together and then some with the release of Hitman GOTY Edition, which IO Interactive CEO, Hakan, took to a blog post to explain the above:
“This is our way of showing our fans and players that we appreciate your continued support and love for our HITMAN 2016 game. It’s been made with love and passion and the GOTY Edition builds on our original game with loads of visual and mechanical improvements, new unique powerful items with disguises and a whole new story campaign in Patient Zero. More and more players are joining HITMAN every day and we want to keep delivering on the promise of our ever expanding World of Assassination.”
If you don’t know, this GOTY Edition is out right now as shown in the trailer’s title. Speaking of the new trailer, you can watch it to see what is all included in this version of Hitman.
Lastly, we learn straight from the CEO that there’s a new Hitman game in the works set to be detailed sometime in 2018. There’s no word as to when this new iteration will drop or what platform(s) it will be for, but we do know that great progress has been made:
“One last thing about our next Hitman game; I want to let you know that we’re making great progress and we have exciting new features and some franchise firsts, which we can’t wait to tell you all about. You’ll have to wait a little longer as we don’t plan to start talking about that until some point in 2018.”
You can either learn more about both Hitman GOTY Edition and the new upcoming Hitman title by hitting up ioi.dk or you can purchase the new version of the 2016 game for PC, PS4, and Xbox One over on hitman.com.