We have some new details about the modes of the upcoming title of the franchise. We will keep the article updated with everything we know about Hitman 3.

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[Original Post – 15/6/2020] Some days ago, Sony hosted an online event called the Future of Gaming where they gave us some bonus information about their console and announced some of the upcoming PS5 games. One of these games will be a sequel to the Hitman franchise, Hitman 3. The new title will feature six new locations and the developers have revealed the first one. The first map, Dubai, will focus on a building that appears to be the Burj Khalifa.

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at the moment, it is 2717 ft – 828m tall with 163 floors. Unfortunately, Burj Khalifa is not mentioned in IO’s announcement or in the trailer, so the developers will probably use a part of the building or a fictional building inspired by Burj Khalifa. This enormous building was also the place where Tom Cruise famously scaled the outside of in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

In the trailer you can also see the Cayan Tower, another really tall building, standing at 1005ft. Looks like Agent 47 will have to do some “high altitude” assassinations. Our favorite assassin is shown scaling the outside of the building as well as several rooms inside of it, but it’s unclear how many floors you’ll be able to explore, or whether you’ll be able to enter from the ground floor or visit outside the building. We find it highly unlikely that all 100+ floors will be recreated in the game.

The company promised to release a Hitman 3 gameplay trailer (probably for Dubai) as well really soon, so fingers crossed about it.  Hitman 3 will arrive with the PS5’s launch,  but it’s also coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Dubai is only the first of the six new locations of Hitman 3, so stay tuned as we will update this article as soon as new information is revealed.

All previous maps from Hitman and Hitman 2 will also be playable if you own those games. As with previous games, we expect that each of the six maps will take Agent 47 to a different country, and the game won’t be episodic, so expect all six maps to be available at launch.

[UPDATE 1 – 13/8/2020] IO Interactive shared with us a new Hitman 3 VR gameplay footage.

The company has finally showcased some more Hitman 3 VR. In the video, the devs discuss about the PlayStation VR that will allow you to get closer to action with some realistic assassinations. This new feature will greatly improve the franchise, giving the player the option to virtually exist in more than 10 different locations ranging from Dubai to Central Europe.

Motion controls are also included, creating new mechanics for Hitman 3, like physically hiting enemies with a crowbar or peeking around corners and hideouts. I believe it will be amazing to physically assume the role of Agent 47 via a VR system because that kind of genre is perfectly suited for a VR support. We have embeded the video above for you to watch.

[UPDATE 2 – 19/8/2020] We have some new details about the modes of the upcoming title of the franchise.

The popular Elusive Targets mode that gave you only one chance to assassinate a specific person is now being remade. You will still have some help from the game but according to the developers there will be “changes to the formula”. Looks like the players will have more than one opportunity to complete a failed objective. Another small detail is the removal of the Ghost Mode. Hitman’s 2 Ghost Mode was a 1vs1 multiplayer that will not make its return on Hitman 3. In addition, Hitman 2 servers will close on 31st August 2020. “We have learnt a hell of a lot from Ghost Mode over the last two years and we’ll be taking all of those learnings onboard for what we do in the future with regards to multiplayer,” IO noted in a blog post. “The Phantom Suit, which can only be unlocked by playing Ghost Mode, will be added as an unlock in Hitman 3.”

According to IO Interactive, Hitman 3 will include a quality narrative and a dark tale that will be the final chapter of Agent 47 journey.

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