The HITMAN Roadmap for May is absolutely massive. As well as a full month of in-game content that you’ve come to expect, we’ve got more news about the Definitive Edition of the game launching on consoles, the official Hitman comic book, our next livestream and an upcoming game update.
To kick-off, we’ve got two more reactivated Elusive Targets lined up, a batch of Featured Contracts and 10 new Curated Contracts that have been chosen by Euler13, who you may know from various Hitman community sites. We’ll hear more from him and find out what contracts he’s chosen next week in our Community Spotlight blog post.
Our ambition with the roadmap posts going forward is that they include *everything* that’s going on regarding Hitman and that you get them very early in the month. We’ve redesigned them to include more information and be easier to read. Be sure to tell us what you think about the new format and bring your comments and suggestions on Twitter.
FULL MONTHLY ROADMAP
- May 4:
- Special Livestream with Lasse Bruun Hansen
- Elusive Target: The Ex-Dictator
- May 11:
- Game Update
- 10 New Curated Contracts
- May 15: Definitive Edition Release
- May 18: Elusive Target: The Chef
- May 25: 10 New Featured Contracts
- May 30: Birth of the Hitman – Issue #6
On May 4th, we’ll be livestreaming the next Reactivated Elusive Target: The Ex-Dictator.
This contract is in Bangkok and includes two targets with extremely high security. We’ll have a dedicated blog post for this Elusive Target, just as we have every other so far.
As well as the Elusive Target, we’ll be joined by Lasse Bruun Hansen, one of IOI’s Level Designers. He will be taking your questions about how our locations are designed and sharing some insights into the design process.
On May 11th, we’re planning to release a game update for all platforms at approximately 11am UTC. This update will need some server downtime, expected to be between 10am UTC and 2pm UTC.
This update will support the release of the Definitive Edition, include some online fixes and small updates. Based on community feedback, you’ll also be able to create and play Contracts on ‘The Source’, the Bangkok mission from the GOTY Patient Zero campaign.
Closer to the release of the update, we’ll publish full patch notes. We expect the update size to be between 500mb and 2GB, depending on your platform.
HITMAN: Definitive Edition will be released on May 15th for Xbox One and PS4!
Coming exclusively to store shelves, HITMAN: Definitive Edition includes all episodes and locations from Season One plus all of the Game of the Year Edition content, including the Patient Zero campaign!
These new outfits are inspired by the games that we’ve made here at IOI; Freedom Fighters, Kane & Lynch and Mini Ninjas!
The Freedom Phantom Suit is inspired by Christopher Stone from Freedom Fighters.
Get ready to take command and fight for freedom in a suit that is equal parts charismatic and rebellious.
The Lynch Suit is inspired by everybody’s favourite criminal; Lynch.
It’s the perfect suit for an impulsive, reckless and self-medicated psychopath.
The Futo Suit is inspired by Futo from Mini Ninjas.
As you know, Ninjas always operate alone but they don’t always fight using a hammer. Futo does.
The Anniversary Outfit bundle will be made available for purchase on digital platforms later this year.
Comic Book - Issue 6
Our official comic reaches its explosive finale this month with the release of issue #6 of BIRTH OF THE HITMAN.
The comic delves into the origins of Agent 47 and is directly connected to the overarching story that we introduced with HITMAN, allowing our writing team to add new layers of depth to the game’s main characters and tell stories that wouldn’t work in a sandbox game.
We want to keep spoilers to a minimum for anyone yet to start reading, but we’re excited to see the reaction to how the comic concludes!
Look out for this awesome cover art (Codename 47 flashbacks, anyone?!) in stores on May 30!
Community Team Addition
We’ve recently added a new face to the IOI Community Team! Clemens joins us from PlayStation Denmark and will be helping with everything related to community and social media. We asked him to introduce himself…
My name is Clemens and I am super excited to be joining the IOI Family. I am not a new face here at IO Interactive. I have been a QA Tester with User Research for over 10 years… wow! And started way back as a tester, all the way back to the first Kane and Lynch game. Remember them?
I love video games, from slaying dragons to blowing up planets, and I instantly fell in love with Agent 47 way back in 2000’s Hitman: Codename 47.
Ever since that day, Hitman has been a huge part of my gaming repertoire and I’ve played every single one senseless. This has created some really wonderful (and sometimes super weird) memories.
I can’t wait to embark on this mission and create great content and activities for all of you.
If you wanna keep up with me, find me on Twitter as @IO_Clemens and I’ll be on the forums and Reddit too.”
Every month, our ambition is to share everything Hitman-related on the blog. Events, livestreams, game updates and whatever else is happening will be included. Even when there aren’t many activities happening outside of the game, we expect to have livestreams running to keep in contact with all our players.
Thanks for playing!