Prez wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 15:11:
The worst part of the last HITMAN game was that it was poi tlessly broken up into episodes and that was Squeenix's fault, not IO's (Squeenix has a hard-on for episodic gaming it seems). Since it will be impossible for them to finance another AAA HITMAN game without getting another publisher or a crowdfunding campaign I say they should work on Freedom Fighters 2 in the interim.
Did you play the first season of HITMAN? Because it actually worked really well as an episodic series. The wait between episodes encouraged you to replay levels and each level had tons of content that could only be discovered through multiple playthroughs. The series has always been about replayability and the episodic format is well-suited to that.
Also, I'm not sure why you think that working on Freedom Fighters 2 would make more sense than continuing to work on season 2 of HITMAN. They've already built the foundations and framework for HITMAN. Now they're just creating content. Creating a new Freedom Fighters game from scratch would be far more expensive. In addition, the episodic format of HITMAN provides a more frequent source of revenue, something that's very important for independent studios. Finally, HITMAN has an established fanbase, which is why there are 6 HITMAN games and several spinoffs. Freedom Fighters only had one game and it wasn't successful enough to spawn any sequels.