UPDATE 08/02/2019: It's time to fully stretch out and relax, as all the cloud space you could possibly need has arrived. If you're a PS Plus member, that is.
Copenhagen-based Hitman developer IO Interactive has announced that it's opening a second development studio, to be situated in Malmö, Sweden.
Two years after developer IO Interactive stealth added a Potato Jesus Easter egg to Hitman, a player has finally found it.
A logo for Hitman 2 popped up on the Warner Bros. website before being pulled offline.
Hitman's first season is getting a final, complete physical edition release next month, on 18th May.
Developer IO Interactive is giving away Hitman's Sapienza map, and its accompanying missions, for free on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, as part of its newly released Spring Pack.
Hitman's second location, Paris, will be free over Christmas and into early next year.
Elusive Targets have returned to Hitman following the launch of the title's Game of the Year edition earlier this month.
Fox and Hulu are teaming up to create a Hitman television series, according to Deadline.
IO Interactive has confirmed that there's a new Hitman game in the works.
"We're making great progress," IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak said of the next Hitman in a post celebrating the launch of Hitman's Game of the Year edition, "We have exciting new features and some franchise firsts, which we can't wait to tell you all about."
That's all the news we're getting for the moment though it seems, "We don't plan to start talking about that until some point in 2018," explained Abrak.
Hitman is getting a snazzy new Game of the Year Edition containing a bunch of new extras - and the return of Elusive Targets you may have missed.
Hitman's 26th and final Elusive Target for Season One will launch this Friday at 1pm UK time. It will be available for exactly 10 days (240 hours).
The Hitman reboot's first season has nearly come to an end with developer IO Interactive releasing its second to last Elusive Target today.
Available for 10 days, this Elusive Target is set in Hokkaido and it comes with a twist: you don't know who you're trying to kill and must discover this information on the field.
Better yet, if you choose to restart the mission (which you can only do if you've not completed any objectives), your target may be a completely different person. So you can't simply restart and go straight for the kill.
The beginning of the acclaimed recent Hitman game is, as of today, free for anyone on PC, PS4 or Xbox One.
The entire first season of the acclaimed new Hitman series/game is heavily discounted on Xbox Live - reduced from £45 to £18 - from now until 26th June.
IO Interactive has announced it has become a fully independent studio.
With the future of Hitman up in the air as Square Enix is looking to sell the series and its developer IO Interactive, the episodic assassination game is changing its sales structure to no longer be episodic.
The Hitman series' fate is uncertain with publisher Square Enix looking to sell the studio responsible for making it, IO Interactive. That hasn't stopped the Danish developer from plugging away at making new content for its excellent assassination adventure.
Three weeks on from Square Enix's shock announcement it would sell Hitman developer IO Interactive, there's still little word on the future of the much-loved stealth series.
Hitman developer IO Interactive has announced a round of job cuts.
Square Enix is binning off Hitman developer IO Interactive, but it's just announced record revenue and profits for the company as a whole.
For the financial year ending 31st March 2017, Square Enix saw net sales of £1.7bn - an increase 20 per cent versus the previous year, with operating income up 20.3 per cent and ordinary income up 22.9 per cent.
Square Enix said the launch of Final Fantasy 15 and the PlayStation 4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider as well as strong download sales of catalogue titles had sparked the increase in net sales and operating income in the area of console games.
Square Enix has announced the shock decision to sell Hitman developer IO Interactive, putting the future of the much-loved stealth series in doubt.
Hitman will receive an all new extra challenging difficulty setting to coincide with its retail release on Tuesday, 31st January.
UPDATE 27/01/2017 7.03pm: Hitman's third bonus mission, Landslide, now has a new trailer showing how it's altered its Sapienza map to make way for a concert.
Hitman is coming to retail at the end of the month and the game will receive a free update adding HDR (High Dynamic Range) support to Io Interactive's assassination adventure.
Yesterday our Ian Higton played through Hitman's seasonal Holiday Hoarders mission, which features a nod to a holiday classic that you may have missed. For its two targets, Harry "Smokey" Bognato and Marv "Slick" Gonif , are based on the robbers tortured by Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.
There's free Christmas Hitman content coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One next week (Tuesday 13th) in the name of charity: the World Cancer Research Fund.
IO is today putting out a big update for the latest Hitman game that makes unlocks work offline.
The update means all unlockable items earned when connected to the game's servers are saved to an offline profile, so they can be used in Offline Mode. This was one of the biggest complaints among players with the game because if the servers were down and you wanted to play offline, none of your unlocks would be available. So, the update is welcome.
Items include all mastery items, so weapons, gear, starting/pickup locations as well as Elusive Target suit rewards and Challenge Pack unlocks. It's worth noting you must be connected to the game servers in order to acquire new unlocks.
Hitman's 14th Elusive Target is now live and will remain available for one week until Friday, 25th November at 1pm UK time.
Hitman's season finale is set on the Japanese island of Hokkaido and launches on 31st October.
After a whirlwind tour of Paris, Marrakesh, Bangkok and the Amalfi Coast, Hitman touches down tomorrow in Colorado, USA.
UPDATE 22/09/2016 4.44pm: Square Enix has released the following new trailer teasing what Hitman's Colorado locale will look like:
Good news, boxed games fans: Hitman will launch on a disc with a barcode on it early next year, on 31st January.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can expect to pay £49.99 for Hitman: The Complete First Season. PC players will need to stump up £39.99.
For that, you'll get a Steelbook case, all episodes of the game, the prologue mission, three bonus missions including the upcoming Landslide, a soundtrack, a making of documentary and the Requiem Blood Money pack with classic items.
Hitman's ninth Elusive Target will go live on 26th August at 1pm UK time, publisher Square Enix has announced.
There are apparently three seasons of murderous goings-on planned for sandbox assassination game Hitman.
Hitman's fourth episode will take Agent 47 to Bangkok, Thailand, on 16th August.
Hitman's next Elusive Target lets you assassinate a man played by Point Break star Gary Busey.
Piano wire? Check. Luxury leather gloves? They're packed and ready to go. Companion app? The modern hitman has got to consider all sorts of accessories as they track their mark now.
Hitman's fifth Elusive Contract goes live tomorrow, 1st July, at 1pm UK time, and it will remain available for 72 hours.
This Elusive Contract, The Gunrunner, is the first of its type set in the latest Marrakesh map.
Elusive Contracts can only be attempted once, ever, and you can't save during them. Making them even harder, your target won't show up in Instinct mode, so you'll need to keep your eyes peeled to spot them in the crowd.
E3 is all well and good to get you excited about upcoming games, but if you want something new and exciting to play right now Io Interactive has you covered with an all new Hitman Elusive Contract.
Hitman's third Elusive Target - the kind that only appear for a limited time and you can only attempt once - premieres on Wednesday, 8th June at 2pm UK time.
Hitman - Episode Three: Marrakesh is due on 31st May for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The second one-off Elusive Target mission in Hitman will go live next Friday, 27th May, publisher Square Enix has just confirmed.
Hitman's first Elusive Target went live over the weekend, giving players one - and only one - chance to eliminate a certain target. As it turns out, 53 per cent were able to successfully complete the mission.
UPDATE 13/05/2016 4.52pm: Hitman's first Elusive Target will go live at 5pm UK time. That's in just a few minutes!
UPDATE 05/04/2016 10.44pm: A developer from Io-Interactive has clarified that Hitman's following episodes are still on track.
Hitman's second episode, Sapienza, will be out on 26th April, developer Io-Interactive has announced.
Hitman developer IO Interactive has finally commented on how its episodic game handles saving.
Hitman developer Io-Interactive is still navigating the waters of how to release a triple A game episodically and we've got some good news and bad news. The bad news first: the much touted Elusive Targets have been delayed until "closer to the planned release of the next episode" in April.
The Division game director Ryan Barnard has joined Hitman developer Io-Interactive.
We've still got a few weeks before Hitman's second Italy-bound chapter drops in April, but IO Interactive has kept good on its word of supplying further content for its already existing stages.
We wrote about the impressive real-life version of Hitman created for people to play earlier this week.
Hitman's Intro Pack hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC tomorrow, 11th March, offering the Paris map and two smaller prologue locations for $15 or £11.99. Already weary of the glitter and clamour of the French capital? Don't worry, the next episode, due in April, sees Agent 47 visiting the quiet Italian coastal town of Sapienza.
Sapienza is a quieter setting but pretty populous, with crowds of tourists milling through its narrow cobbled streets, and shops lining the road from a square higher up the hillside to a large pizza near the beach. Among other structures, you'll get to explore a church, a mansion house and some creepy catacombs. The target is Silvio Caruso, a bioweapons scientist, who operates a secret lab somewhere in the town. Besides killing Caruso, you'll need to get access to the lab in order to destroy a lethal new virus.
The second main location in Hitman's May update is Marrakesh, a city in Morocco. It's much noisier than Sapienza - a Swedish banker convicted of fraud has barricaded himself inside a consulate, prompting angry demonstrations, and to top things off, a general is using this as cover for a coup d'etat.
IO Interactive's popular Hitman franchise was adapted into a big budget real-life interactive experience.
Hitman will be available to try in open beta via PlayStation 4 on 4th March.
The test version will contain the game's Prologue mission, which contains two free-form training targets.
Hitman pre-order customers recently got to try out the level in a closed beta test. Now, anyone with a PlayStation Plus subscription will be able to play.
The Hitman beta launches at 10am on Friday, 12th February on PlayStation 4 and then on PC a week later (as previously announced, the beta isn't coming to Xbox One). Developer IO Interactive has explained how it'll all work in a post on the Hitman website, and a few bits of new information have come to light.
The beta, which weighs in at 4.7GB, includes the Hitman Prologue, which is the beginning of the game. It reveals how Agent 47 joined the ICA and shows the first time 47 meets his handler, Diana Burnwood. There's an intro to the gameplay and its mechanics, as well as two free-form training hits. You can replay each hit as many times as you'd like during the beta period, which lasts for three days - IO wants to encourage experimentation.
This is worth noting: the only way to guarantee access to the beta is to pre-order the game digitally on PS4 via PSN, or PC via Steam. Or, you can pre-order the Collector's Edition. So, pre-orders of the full experience, Intro Pack (Hitman, remember, is episodic), and Collector's Edition, guarantee beta access.
Hitman's closed beta is going live next week on PC for pre-order customers and publisher Square-Enix has revealed the system specs on Steam. They are as follows:
Square Enix and Io Interactive's upcoming Hitman game is now fully episodic.
The intriguing new Hitman game will get a beta/demo in February. It will arrive first on PlayStation 4 on 12th February, then on PC a week later on 19th February. There will not be an Xbox One beta. The PS4 and PC beta will be available to those who pre-ordered the game.
The demo is an origin story set 20 years in the past, and shows how Agent 47 - a man with stats "off the charts" and no apparent weaknesses - was recruited into the secretive International Contract Agency (ICA). The mission shows him meeting his handler Diana Burnwood for the first time.
Square Enix also announced that the PS4 version of the game will feature six exclusive contracts dubbed The Sarajevo Six. "These are self-contained contracts that see Agent 47 travel the world in pursuit of six former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA," says the game's website. "Each target was a private soldier guilty of committing brutal war crimes. Many years later, fate is finally catching up with them."
Dark alleyways, gloomy buildings, windswept rooftops - Agent 47 is a master of the shadows.
It's about time he got some sun.
The latest trailer for Square Enix's upcoming Hitman title shows off a new sundrenched location, Sapienza, a fictional town situated on Italy's southern coast.
The new Hitman launches on 11th March 2016 with three locations: Paris, Sapienza and Marrakesh, developer IO has revealed.
Hitman's reboot has been delayed until March 2016, developer IO Interactive has announced.
Square Enix and IO Interactive are doing things a little different with the new Hitman.
The upcoming Hitman game may not have any gameplay footage yet, but developer IO Interactive has outlined its new features in a highlight reel below.
IO Interactive's new Hitman game was unveiled during Sony's E3 2015 press conference, and there are a couple of PlayStation-related exclusives tied up in it.
Sony said Hitman is "leading with a digital release", and there's a PlayStation 4-exclusive beta for those who pre-order, as well as six exclusive contracts.
Hitman comes out on 8th December 2015 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. IO said it will make the game available first via direct download, with a staggered release planned throughout 2016.
20th Century Fox has shown off a first look at Agent 47, the new Hitman film set to be released next year.
The next Hitman game from IO Interactive won't be at the E3 game show in June, the developer has confirmed, but we do have some concept art to study while we wait.