There’s good news and bad news for Hitman fans today, and since I’m more of a “bad news first” kind of guy, let’s get that out of the way right now: it looks like the upcoming next-gen Hitman game from Square Enix Montreal has officially been cancelled (insert sad face here). But the good news? The studio is reportedly hard at work on a mobile Hitman game for iOS and Android instead!
The news was first relayed from VideoGamer after they noticed a Square Enix Montreal employee’s LinkedIn page all but confirmed the cancellation of the next-gen Hitman game. While the same employee’s LinkedIn page also mentioned his current work on games for “Tablet devices,” another fellow employee’s account seems to be much more specific towards the full-fledged mobile Hitman game.
As someone who’s plugged countless hours into Hitman: Blood Money, I’m just excited to see whatever comes next for Agent 47, whether on mobile or console. In any case, we’ll be sure to keep you posted when Square Enix makes an official confirmation on when we might get to take control of the silent mobile assassin.