Episodic structure for games have become quite popular since Telltale Games introduced it in the first season of The Walking Dead game. After that many developers including Square Enix and Dontnod Entertainment has used this episodic structures for their games. It seems that Hitman has been quite successful in the episodic form, as developers have confirmed the Hitman Season 2.
This confirmation comes straight from Gamergen, who got the chance to talk with Hakan Abrak, Studio production director at IO Interactive, at Paris Games Week 2016. Abrak confirmed that Hitman Season 2 will be arriving with new locations and cities along with more free content like Elusive Targets and Escalation Missions.
He further added that even though season one has ended, but that does not mean that locations in the game such as Paris or Marrakesh have become irrelevant, as more missions and events will be added.
Hitman Season one progress will also be carried over to season 2 along with unlocked weapons and gears.
However, confirmation of Hitman Season 2 does not come as a surprise, as lead writer Michael Vogt recently said that season one is just the beginning for Hitman.
The story’s really only beginning [with the first season]. Season 1 is the first act in a feature film. You know all the characters, you know the stakes, you know the dilemma, but it’s only getting started.
Also IO Interactive have announced the PlayStation 4 Pro support for Hitman and also detailed the enhancements the game will be getting. According to devs, game’s overall resolution will be enhanced, reflective surfaces will be improved and more detailed lightning effects will be included.
IO Interactive have also announced the physical version for Hitman season one, Hitman: Steelbook Edition. The physical version will release on January 31, 2017, and will contain all episodes from season one.