Hitman delayed to March 2016

Square Enix has pushed back the release date of Hitman to March 2016 in order to help give it some more time work on its assinating skills.

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Square Enix has pushed back the release date of Hitman to March 2016.

Today's news comes from the Hitman website that points the delay at IO Interactive wanting to add more launch content to the game. The studio will be releasing "a good chunk" of Hitman when it launches in March 2016, and then will release remaining locations over a certain time period. The delay means not only can expect more launch content, but a tighter frequency of updates shortly after release.

"Moving a launch date is never an easy decision, we know it’s frustrating to have to wait a bit longer for the game, but we truly believe it will mean we can deliver a better launch and overall experience," a statement on the Hitman website reads. "We’ll share more details next week about the full release schedule and scope of HITMAN in general so keep a look out for that."

In addition to today's delay news, IO Interactive has released an infographic showing just how large Hitman is compared to Hitman Absolution. As you can see below, just one of the levels in Hitman is six times larger than the largest level in Hitman Absolution. The number of potential contracts has also increased substantially as well as other aspects, including challenges, accidents, and more.

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    September 22, 2015 9:15 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Hitman delayed to March 2016

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      September 22, 2015 9:36 AM

      does this mean it will have all the content at launch?

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        September 22, 2015 10:11 AM

        Not all, but more. And they'll be releasing additional content much sooner as a result.

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      September 22, 2015 9:46 AM

      This ruins my Christmas :( I told my wife, not an hour and a half ago, that this is what I wanted for Christmas

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        September 22, 2015 9:54 AM

        Bummer, I guess switching it to Just Cause 3 is GONNA BE AWESOME!

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      September 22, 2015 9:57 AM

      Bummer.

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      September 22, 2015 10:14 AM

      My wallet is so happy.

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      September 22, 2015 10:25 AM

      Will we get an open world hitman some day? I know some of us are tired of open world games, but I think it would be really really successful if done right.

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      September 22, 2015 10:31 AM

      Good

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        September 22, 2015 11:35 AM

        ^^^ totally this, they should take their time and not rush it I want it to own.

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      September 22, 2015 10:47 AM

      Is this the game with the weird ass content rollout pipeline? It seems like a mess. Why not just release the whole game as a whole game?

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      September 22, 2015 11:54 AM

      Thats cool, I was planning on playing Xenoblade Chronicles X most of the holiday anyways.

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      September 22, 2015 4:44 PM

      I always thought this game was coming out in the Spring.

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        September 22, 2015 5:20 PM

        The first mission was going to be released on December.

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      September 22, 2015 9:29 PM

      Surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!