AGENT-47-HEADERAfgelopen januari maakte IO Interactive bekend dat ontwikkelaar Square Enix een gloednieuwe Hitman-game in ontwikkeling heeft voor Xbox One, PlayStation 4 en PC. Daarbij beloofden ze later dit jaar meer nieuws vrij te geven zodra de game voortgang maakte.

Dat laatste is nu gebeurd en geeft de ontwikkelaar de allereerste concept-art vrij van de nog titelloze Hitman. Daarbij gaven ze tevens te kennen om beteuterde gezichten te voorkomen dat Agent 47 niet op de komende E3 zijn gezicht zal laten zien. Eveneens tref je de verklaring aan die ze afgelopen middag op hun website achterlieten.

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“We’ve seen a lot of people talking about what we might be bringing to E3 this year. 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.”

On what you see above, the studio continued, “The good news is we’re making great progress with building exotic and expansive locations for the new game. To give you an idea of what we’re aiming for, here’s the first piece of concept art from the game.

“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.

“As we move through the year, we’ll have some details to share with you and we’ll keep you posted right here on the blog. We will only lift the lid on the game once we feel we’re ready to.”