Square Enix will release a new Hitman game every year

Hitman: Absolution game director Tore Blystad has confirmed that the company is planning to release Hitman games developed by different studios.

Sort of like how Treyarch and Infinity Ward work together, and they have a 2 year development time for each Call of Duty game that not only is a good amount of time but can also bring a lot of revenue to the publisher since they can release games ever year.

“You have an IP that has been developed. They will feed off each other, as well as some things that stand out. I think with these big franchises it takes a long time to develop just one game. If you can, work a little bit in parallel at least and help each other out,” he told OPM.

“We’ve been talking about these similarities to some of the big movie franchise like Aliens, where everyone’s doing it their own way. Every time someone gets their hands on a franchise they do something different. So rather than doing the same thing again you get another take on the character from a fresh perspective.

“There’s a lot of these problems you encounter with these sort of productions, some of them are really fundamental problems, or they have a big effect on the game – like how you do a mechanic for instance. If you change a mechanic too much then the whole gameplay will be modified.”

 So it looks like this could turn out to be pretty good considering Hitman: Absolution is one of the best looking games ever, and they already have the engine and assets in place to churn out more games.