Square Enix Montreal to Bring Surprises to Next Hitman Game
Square Enix’s Montreal division, tasked with taking over the Hitman franchise, promises to bring surprises that will change the way you experience Hitman games.
In a blog post, Game Director Karsten Lund expressed his fondness for the franchise, as well as what his team plans to bring to it. He wrote:
“The Hitman games best represent some of the things that gaming is all about: living, immersive worlds for you to play in, and the freedom to do things your way. Io Interactive have been doing a very good job of putting the player front and center and have given us some of the most memorable moments in gaming; emergent stories of how players completed missions shared at the water cooler, this to me is the core DNA of a Hitman game. I know how hard that is to create; I was at Io for the last 11 years. Our challenge is obviously to retain that DNA, while establishing ownership in our team and of our game.”
Lund couldn’t get into the specifics, but did promise some surprises. He wrote:
“While I can’t reveal any details right now, I can promise you that there’s going to be some unexpected surprises that will change the way you experience Hitman games. Forever.”
As a Montrealer, I’m looking forward to seeing what the team comes up with. Bonne chance!