IO Interactive has announced that it is set to reveal new content for Hitman come Oct. 24.
Here is the full announcement:
“Mark this date on your calendars: October 24th. That’s the date when we will reveal brand new content for the game. We’re going to let the announcement itself do all the talking, but there is one thing we want to clarify before then; this upcoming content is not “Season 2”. We’re saying that now to keep expectations in check.”
“So, save the date, let’s hope it doesn’t leak and we’ll see you there!”
The key thing to note from this announcement is that this content is not Season 2. Rather, this content could be better classified as Season 1.5 or something of the like. Thankfully, it announced this ahead of time in order to keep expectations in check.
Regardless of this not being Season 2, however, there is still plenty of content for Hitman fans to look forward to this month. On October 13, 10 new contracts and a new challenge pack will be released, followed by 10 player-curated contracts later in the month.
Here is a description of whats to come, as noted on IO Interactive’s website:
Arriving Oct. 13th:
— 10 new Featured Contracts: You create Contracts and we feature the interesting, clever or creative ones. There is no perfect formula to explain how we select the contracts, but they have caught our attention for one reason or another.
— Master Scarecrow Challenge Pack: Colorado is the only location yet to have an added Challenge Pack. That ends this month with the release of The Master Scarecrow Challenge Pack. Look forward to 5 new challenges, each with a high amount of location mastery; a great way to top out your mastery and collect any remaining unlocks. Completing all of the challenges will unlock a new item for 47 to use in all locations. We’ll reveal more about this Challenge Pack and the new item next week.
Arriving Later in October
— Our next batch of 10 player-curated Featured Contracts arrives later in the month. These contracts function in the same way to the Featured Contracts that you’ve come to know and love in the game, with one big twist: one of our players will curate the list.
— The third curator to be in the spotlight is Hatch. He’s a British speedrunner who plays on PS4 in search of unique routes on fun contracts. You’ll get to know him even better later in the month when his curated contracts go live in the game and we publish a blog post right here with some insights into his choices.
It’s great to see that Hitman is presently on-track considering just how bleak its future looked earlier this year. As you might recall, Square Enix had declared its intention to sell off IO Interactive, causing the studio to be hit with layoffs and it potentially losing the rights to the Hitman IP entirely. However, it appears that the company has bounced following it becoming an independent studio and regaining the rights to the Hitman series.
Now all that’s left to see is whether IO Interactive will be able to follow through on the promises it made early on. Hitman was supposed to have content coming in multiple seasons, but those plans might have changed to some degree after all that’s happened.
Hitman is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.