HITMAN gets PlayStation Plus exclusive beta, as well as new cinematic trailer
IO Interactive have announced that HITMAN will get an open beta on PS4 following the success of it’s closed beta on the platform.
The closed beta on PS4 ran from February 12 to February 15 and although no specific numbers were released, IO Interactive are classing it as a success. “Our initial beta was an extremely helpful moment for our new HITMAN game, as it gave us great insight into how the server game mechanics function under pressure. A lot of those pressure points are currently being strengthened for release,” said Hannes Seifert, Studio Head at Io-Interactive.
“Now Sony have given us the opportunity to go even bigger to validate some of the initial things we saw. Therefore we are inviting everyone who is a PlayStation Plus member to try the same beta and you don’t have to pre-order the game. This will allow us to really stress test our server setup, which is a crucial element for us to get just right.”
The beta will be open to PlayStation Plus members only, and will feature the same two Prologue missions that were available in the closed beta. It has also been announced that these two missions will be available as part of the first episode of HITMAN.
IO Interactive have also released a new cinematic trailer titled ‘Legacy’, which bridges the gap between the Prologue missions and the beginning of episode one, at the Sanguine Fashion Show in Paris. The trailer takes viewers all the way back to the thermal baths of the Hotel Gallard in Budapest as seen in the original Codename: 47 and to the Chilean Delgado vineyard from Blood Money, as it charts a journey through some iconic Hitman moments.
You can see the trailer above. The first episode of HITMAN will launch on March 11 — available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.