Hitman Franchise Gets Disappointing Update As Developer Teases James Bond Gameplay

HitmanThe game franchise starring the baldheaded/assassin costume aficionado Agent 47 has been going since the year 2000, and after a bit of a lull with 2012 Absolutionrebounded with the well-received ‘World of Assassination’ trilogy.

Developer and now publisher IO Interactive recently bundled the last three games into one package and added the new Freelancer mode to give players something new to always come back to. But what’s next for the series?

While you might assume that IO would use the critically and commercially successful trilogy as a launching pad to try and take the series to the next level, the team is really letting it rest for a bit.

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speaking to eurogamerIO’s Christian Elverdam said: “Big, big new Hitman game right now – that’s a bit on hiatus as we’re building another agent fantasy that’s also taking up a lot of our time.

“But obviously we’re going back to the beloved Agent 47. He’s still at the heart of this company.”

If you didn’t already know, that other “agent fantasy” the IO folks are working on is a new James Bond game. The 007 game franchise has been dormant for a while, and expectations are high for IO’s game, which was announced two years ago and hasn’t been heard much since.

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Elverdam gave a couple of details about the project, revealing that the team was able to visit the no time to die set and walk through M’s office, reiterating that the game will not be set in any movie continuity.

He explained that: “We are making an origin [story]because one thing, to show the confidence they have instilled in us, is that we are allowed to build a James Bond for the games. [audience]which I think is a profound homage to where our industry is and where the medium is, in the sense that, yes, it’s time to have a James Bond character who isn’t a movie character but who is comfortably just his own character. of game.

“And earning that trust has been very, very humbling, and we’re honored.”

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