Posts Tagged ‘io interactive’

The Division Director Joins Hitman Dev IO

As the popularity of The Division [official site] continues to grow, following a launch week that saw it break all sorts of records, its game director appears to have abandoned the post apocalyptic New York City playground for pastures new. Ryan Bernard, whose CV also includes work on the likes of EverQuest 2 and Warhammer Online, has left Ubisoft to join Hitman developer IO Interactive.

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Wot I Think: Hitman Episode One

Hitman [official site] lands tomorrow. Agent 47’s first stop, as he prepares to take in a whole World of Assassination, is Paris. Review code landed yesterday but I’d already played this initial sandbox episode at a preview event and walked away disappointed. Would more time to explore alleviate my concerns or bring them into sharper focus? Here’s wot I think.

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RPS-O-Chat: Hitman Beta

This post was originally published as part of our Supporter Program.

The Hitman beta is out and, if you’ve pre ordered (don’t pre-order), you can play it right now. It contains the game’s two prologue missions, which act as a tutorial and as a mission statement for both Agent 47 and for the game’s attempt to take the series back to its systemic, murderous roots. I’ve played it. Adam’s played it – and more besides. Now we have gathered to discuss our thoughts.

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Hitman’s Launch Trailer Offers Sense Of Scale

When the episodic new Hitman [official site] releases its first slice next week, we’ll get the chance to mess¬†around in its prologue and Paris missions. Square Enix have now released its launch trailer which shows off bits of both, while also visiting large sections of the game’s upcoming Sapienza and Marrakesh sandbox playgrounds¬†that’re due in April and May respectively. Come have a gander below.

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What A Life! Hitman Cinematic Recaps 20 Murderyears

The episodic new Hitman [official site] is starting in March, and here today is the game’s opening cinematic showing what Hitman (that’s his name, the game’s named after him) did with 20 years of his life. Some life montages might include moments like scaling a mountain and standing proud before the dawn, giggling and flirting on a date, moving in with your sweetie, the birth of the first child, tattooing a barcode on the back of your sprog’s head, their first steps, teaching them to ride a bike, receiving those devastating medical results, holding hands in hospital as your beloved ebbs away… no, Hitman hasn’t done any of that. He’s murdered a load of people with cool murdertoys.

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When Does The Hitman Beta Start?

Although a part of my weekend will be spent battling New York’s most fearsome hoodies in The Division’s open beta, I suspect (and hope) that the lion’s share will be spent silently dispatching the rich and powerful in the Hitman closed beta. But then I had to search the internet to find out when it started.

Don’t suffer like me. Just click below.

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Hitman Aims For Freedom But Misses The Mark

After Hitman: Absolution, Agent 47 is in need of another subtitle. Redemption, perhaps, or Contrition. His upcoming adventure has already made headlines thanks to its now-confirmed episodic release schedule but it also seemed to be a game made with the awareness that the previous hadn’t given fans of the series quite what they wanted. I was eager to get my hands on it after seeing a promising demo at Gamescom last year and now that I have, I’m in two minds.

Hitman [official site] contains just about everything I want from the series but all of the ingredients have become a little muddled.

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