IO Interactive, the builders of the Hitman franchise, have simply posted new job listings for a brand new unannounced multiplayer recreation. While we all know little about it past that, it’s an attention-grabbing change from their previously totally single-player portfolio. Is it a Hitman side-game? Or one thing new? We’ll should see.
IO Interactive’s video games haven’t actually been the most effective for multiplayer titles. While they’ve launched some modes in current Hitman video games that could possibly be performed on-line (Hitman 2’s Sniper Assassin and Ghost Modes, each since eliminated), this is the primary multiplayer title that IO Interactive has produced.
The job listings that IO Interactive put on its website particularly ask for an Executive Producer and a Game Director, each of that are for the aforementioned multiplayer recreation. Neither itemizing provides any particular particulars, however they’re each administrative positions for the sport, so IO is both executed placing the remainder of the workforce collectively and wishes leaders, or are simply beginning to collect the workforce.
Exactly what stage of multiplayer this new IO Interactive multiplayer recreation will probably be additionally stays to be seen. The studio hasn’t developed many video games primarily based absolutely round multiplayer, the one exceptions being the Kane and Lynch games that had been closely centered round co-operative gameplay.
While this could possibly be a recreation related in gameplay to Kane and Lynch, it may additionally take the multiplayer facet up a notch, akin to team-based multiplayer shooters or different combat-focused titles. We nonetheless barely know something concerning the recreation apart from that it’s a multiplayer Triple-A title.
However the upcoming IO Interactive multiplayer recreation seems, hopefully it is going to give us the identical type of high quality, if no more, than the Hitman video games that the studio has been turning out for the previous a number of years. Either approach, we will’t do something however wait and see what IO will put out when the sport is prepared.