Hitman has been round for greater than 20 years now, throughout which era some entries have been markedly higher than others. But it surely’s controversial that the collection actually hit its stride with the 2016 reboot, which culminated in a brilliantly good trilogy and finally into an all-encompassing bundle known as Hitman: World of Assassination. Sadly for followers, we now know there will not be any new adventures for Agent 47 for a superb whereas to come back. 

You could have forgotten (I did) however Hitman developer IO Interactive is presently engaged on a James Bond game. That is a fairly large license, and IO’s success with Hitman over the previous half-decade has expectations excessive—and so understandably, that is where the studio’s consideration is targeted.

“Straight away a serious, main new Hitman game: that is a bit of bit on hiatus, as we’re constructing one other agent fantasy that is additionally taking over lots of our time.” IO Interactive chief artistic officer Christian Elverdam stated in an interview with Eurogamer, making an apparent reference to James Bond. “However clearly we’ll come again to beloved Agent 47. He is nonetheless very a lot within the coronary heart of this firm.”

The excellent news for followers is that World of Assassination, which was just lately upgraded with the roguelike Freelancer game mode, will proceed to be expanded.

“I hope we are able to have our cake and eat it too, within the sense that we now have such a beautiful platform where we are able to maintain experimenting with what the system can do and what individuals anticipate of it,” Elverdam stated. “After which sooner or later, clearly, as any artistic, it might be good to then go in and say, ‘Okay, nicely, with all the pieces we have realized, what would that be if we needed to re-articulate a sandbox—what would that appear like?'”

We nonetheless do not know something of substance about IO Interactive’s 007 video games, besides that it will likely be a “wholly authentic” story detailing James Bond’s origin—perhaps (and that is purely hypothesis) it’s going to discover the story behind the British murderer’s first kill. And that is not the one factor IO has cooking: The studio introduced in February that it is also engaged on an “on-line fantasy RPG,” too. (Hopefully they’re going to each be higher than IO’s final non-Hitman outing, the fun-but-not-good Kane and Lynch video games.) Profitable videogame collection by no means actually die, however given how full IO’s palms are immediately, it is comprehensible that Agent 47 is being given a bit of break day.