A new Hitman game is on its way from IO Interactive

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A new Hitman game is currently in the works, according to series developer IO Interactive via a new documentary from NoClip.

The Fall & Rise of Hitman, which explores the highs and lows of the Hitman series, revealed that IO Interactive are currently busy with new Hitman content, as well as working towards a brand new Hitman game.

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A new Hitman game is currently in the works, according to series developer IO Interactive via a new documentary from NoClip.

The Fall & Rise of Hitman, which explores the highs and lows of the Hitman series, revealed that IO Interactive are currently busy with new Hitman content, as well as working towards a brand new Hitman game.

“Hitman is a trilogy,” says IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak. “There’s a bright future – there’s this full realisation of the whole World of Assassination that we’re looking towards as well.”

While Abrak didn’t reveal many details of what we can expect to see from Hitman 3, other than to explain that there’s an “overarching spy story to complete”, it looks as though a return to an episodic format may be one possibility.

While Hitman 3 would be the third game in that trilogy, that doesn’t mean that the studio is slowing down on coming up with new Hitman ideas. “I don’t see us running out of ideas, you know, for what could go on in the sandbox any time soon,” says Studio Creative Director Christian Elverdam.

But that’s not the only news. According to Abrak, the studio may also have some brand new projects unrelated to Hitman in the pipeline.

“We’re looking into the future with new things, potentially new IPs that we might be working on,” Abrak explains. “We’ve created four original IP from scratch. Creating new characters and worlds and whatnot is part of our DNA.”

And while that’s all that’s been revealed so far about those possible future projects, with Hitman 3 confirmed, it looks as though IO Interactive may well have plenty for us to get excited about over the next few years.

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If you’ve yet to play Hitman, the series follows cool-headed clone assassin Agent 47, who must carry out a series of stealthy assassinations (and daring escapes from the crime scene) in locations across the globe by whatever means he can. And if that all sounds a little bit serious, remember that it is entirely possible to assassinate your target with a rubber duck, or to escape detection by donning a neon pink flamingo costume.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to assassinate your targets and disappear without leaving a trace, you can get your hands on the most recent instalment, Hitman 2, or shop the Hitman series right here.

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