The next instalment of Danish game developer Io-Interactive’s Hitman game series is still on target for an 11 March launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – but in contrast to previous editions, the AAA title will be “an episodic game experience with a major live component”, according to the developer.
“We decided to take the full leap and publish Hitman as a truly episodic game experience,” says Io-Interactive studio head Hannes Seifert in a press release. “This will allow us to create a living game that will expand and evolve over time and establish a foundation for the future – this is the first game in a storyline which will continue and expand with future Hitman games.”
The upcoming March release will introduce a prologue mission set in Paris, followed by missions in Italy with the next episode’s launch in April and Morocco in May. Afterwards IO Interactive promises to deliver regular monthly content updates, including three additional locations; Thailand, the US and Japan, where the game’s storyline will conclude later in 2016.
Check out the Hitman trailer:
The disc version of Hitman will ship at the end of 2016. For players wanting to get into the game early, the Hitman beta starts on 12 February for PlayStation 4 and 19 February for PC. Players can get access to the beta by pre-ordering the game.
Learn more about Hitman at hitman.com.
About IO Interactive
Copenhagen-based Io-Interactive was established in 1998, bought by Eidos in 2004 and now wholly owned by Square Enix Europe. The studio is best known for their popular Hitman series.
Learn more about Io-Interactive at ioi.dk.