In an open letter to to their fans IO Interactive have stated that they will not be showing off their new Hitman game at E3 this year, choosing instead to wait until they feel its ready to be unveiled, which I commend them for in an age where titles are often announced long before they’re ready to be.
“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.”
However, while IO are not ready to head to E3 with the new Hitman just yet, they did want to give fans a little bit of good news. Not only is development apparently going well, but they also released the first piece of concept art (Seen above) for the game which depicts a large building somewhere in Europe. Here’s the clincher: that entire building alone is bigger than any single location with Hitman: Absolution.
“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.”
Pretty sweet. Of course size is not everything and its easy for developers to get caught up in simply making bigger and bigger levels for the sake of advertising, but with more space comes more options for awesome kills.