Io Interactive, developer of the legendary Hitman series, mentioned in August that the episode-based Hitman game, which not too long ago wrapped up its first season with the 6th finale episode with a trip to Japan, could be getting two more seasons if all goes according to plan. And come to think of it, it’s gone well enough because the lead production director Hakan Abrak recently confirmed in an interview with Gamergen that a second season for the game is on the way.
The site you may have just checked to inspect the interview for yourself is in French and the Google translation for it is not as accurate as you’d want it to be, but all the essential parts are clear enough. “Yes, there is a second season,” Abrak stated. The studio’s main goal as of now is to “create a high-fidelity sandbox,” he continued, “where players can roam freely, interact with the AI, and come up with creative ways to achieve their goals“.
The upcoming season will be introducing new cities, although certain locations from the first season could be could be making a comeback as well, not necessarily just as they were. Abrak also mentioned of a trip to central Paris during the holiday season as one of the possible variations on a season for one of the episode’s locations. Naturally, there will be all new Elusive Targets too. He also shares another interesting fact saying,
For the first time in the history of Hitman, we do not kill everyone [at the end], normally everyone dies except Diana, but not this time. So a base is built, a Hitman in which [we] created deep characters that we will develop for future seasons as well.
A bit like a TV series, we can draw a parallel which depends on characters we have followed since and during the previous seasons. Some will come to their end, and we will follow other for a long time.
Hitman: The Complete First Season, the official physical disc release of the game that will include all six episodes plus three bonus missions, the soundtrack, and other content, is set to come out in January.