A recent job posting on business social media platform LinkedIn from Hitman developer IO Interactive has hinted at multiplayer coming to Hitman, or suggests the Danish developer is working on other titles.
The job description of Multiplayer Programmer is described as –
Io-Interactive is currently looking for a network/multiplayer programmer to join our Multiplayer team in Copenhagen, in order to extend our state-of-the-art Glacier 2 technology with multiplayer capabilities. Help us bring multiplayer to new projects at Io-Interactive.
As a member of the Multiplayer team you will contribute to design and implement the network/multiplayer stack for the Glacier 2 engine and for the games that needs to support multiplayer.
Your team will be responsible for the development of the network layer, work closely with the engine team to co-develop the object replication layer, collaborate with the AI/gameplay team to define and implement network aware features, workflows and setups, share responsibility with the online team to create, run and monitor our game-servers and backend infrastructure.
The job description also states it would be advantageous to have experience working on Xbox and PS4 Consoles.
So, is this Hitman? Or a new, or reboot of another franchise?