Io-Interactive and Square Enix have announced that the new “Hitman” video game, which was supposed to be released December 8th on PS4 & XB1 consoles along with PCs, has been delayed until March 2016.
This reboot of the franchise is going to embrace a new model in which only a portion of the game is available at launch, with further locations and missions then trickling in over time at not extra expense – essentially a lot of free DLC, but at the cost of a slim core game.
The response to that plan has not been met with wide enthusiasm, which may have contributed to this delay. In a statement on their official site, the company says the extra months will allow them to put much more into that ‘launch content’, and the subsequent updates will come on a “tighter frequency”. More details about that release plan are expected to be unveiled next week.
Meanwhile one of the greatest video game series of last generation may well be returning with a freshened up look for the new generation.
Gamespot reports that a South African retailer apparently leaked a listing which suggests a “Bioshock Collection” is scheduled to be made available for PS4 and Xbox One on November 27th.
That collection would be a remastering of the three games in the series for console and would follow in the wake of plenty of other high profile game series being remastered for the new machines such as the “Uncharted” collection set for release next month.