Despite the studio and the Hitman IP being put up for sale by Square Enix, developer IO Interactive have announced the June content coming for Hitman. My game of the year in 2016 continues to be supported, which given the woes at the Danish studio, does come as a bit of a surprise.
The content includes two Escalation Contracts: The Spaggiari Subversion in Sapienza’s “Landslide” bonus mission and The Asya Attunement in Bangkok, along with another Elusive Target, which continue to be the most enjoyable and nerve-wracking missions in the game. IO have called this 25th target the penultimate one, which will be available in late June and set in Hokkaido, Japan. There will also be another 10 featured contracts added plus a mandatory game update which IO says “This update will be mandatory for all players and we’re very excited to talk about what it includes. Full release notes and exact timings for this update will also be shared as we get closer to its release date”.
Heres hoping that IO and the Hitman series can find a new owner very soon, giving that development is well under way for season 2, scheduled for release in 2018. Phil Spencer?
Keep an eye out on the This Is Xbox YouTube page for my attempt of the elusive target once it becomes live!