Keen to dispel recent rumours, Io Interactive says its next Hitman game fulfils "the core Hitman fantasy".
Reports last week suggested the Hitman franchise had been abandoned on consoles but nothing could be further from the truth.
“In the next game you will experience a globetrotting Agent 47 at the prime of his career – the apex predator stalking his prey across the world, “ the studio said.
“The game concentrates on the core Hitman fantasy of using a wide range of tools to take out a diverse group of targets across expansive, exotic locations around the world. We are building this game on the backbone of the Glacier 2 engine, using the best parts and what we have learnt through Hitman: Absolution and drawing inspiration from past titles like Contracts and Blood Money to fulfil the core Hitman fantasy.
“That means we’re packing in an extreme level of detail on the largest levels we have ever built for a Hitman game. We’ve adopted an open, non-linear level design approach to the game, ensuring the game will play out across huge, checkpoint-free, sandbox levels. Our aim is to create living, breathing and believable levels which will allow gamers to play around with the AI to create those unique moments every fan of the Hitman franchise loves.
“You will also be glad to hear that we have removed 47’s magic pockets. We believe that’s all we need to say about that subject.”
Io’s as-of-yet unnamed Hitman game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC.