Looks like you’ll have to wait a little longer to hear more about IO’s next Hitman game.
According to a post on their blog today, IO Interactive will not be bringing their latest Hitman game to E3. Here’s the official statement from the blog as to why that is so.
First up, we’ve seen a lot of people talking about what we might be bringing to E3 this year. We know the worst thing is to hope for something that doesn’t turn up; so we wanted to let you know that our next Hitman is going to be under wraps for a bit longer. We’re focusing all of our time and efforts into creating the best possible Hitman game. That’s our number one priority and we don’t want to divert valuable resources to show something before it’s ready.
The good news is we’re making great progress with building exotic and expansive locations for the new game. To give you an idea of what we’re aiming for, here’s the first piece of concept art from the game. This location is set in Central Europe and you’ll be able to explore the entire building you see in the image, inside and out. For a sense of scale, the building on its own is larger than any location in Hitman Absolution.
I took the liberty of highlighting some of the important gameplay details from their post. Knowing that, that single building is bigger than any location in Absolution is kinda nuts when you think about. I honestly can’t wait to see what they do with their crowd technology on next-gen hardware. Should make for quite the experience once they finally decide to show off the game.