Latest Hitman Beta Opens Up for Playstation Plus Users Next Week

With the latest Hitman title hitting shelves on the PS4 this coming March 11th. IO Interactive has announced that it will once again open beta to PS4 users who missed the first beta this coming March 4.

The announcement is also accompanied by the “Legacy” cinematic trailer for the game:

The trailer bridges the 20-year gap between the end of the Hitman Prologue and the Sanguine Fashion Show in Paris. In that time, the events of the previous Hitman games take place and the Opening Cinematic shows the highlights of Agent 47’s career to date.

Also according to IO Interactive’s community manager, Travis barbour’s post. More features are added to the game which are more for the fun factor of the game rather than taking the more realistic approach.

Here’s what he has to say about the whole updates:

We recently detailed the “live component” of Hitman, meaning everything that happens between each monthly episode. On top of Contracts Mode, which you may be familiar with from Absolution, we’re also introducing new modes to Hitman. Elusive Targets are the closest thing to the Hitman fantasy that we’ve ever created. You’ll get only one chance to take them down during a limited-time in real time. They each come with a unique backstory and you’ll get in-game rewards for completing multiple Elusive Target Contracts.

We’ve also added Escalation Mode, which has a strong focus on having fun with the game mechanics, rather than being realistic. Each Escalation contract will… escalate in difficulty as we add new elements into the mix, such as asking you to remove security camera recordings within 2 minutes of being recorded — but we’re able to change where the security cameras are and also add other elements such as laser trip-wire explosives. It’s all about having fun as pretty much anything goes in this mode.

On top of all that, remember that PS4 players will also get exclusive access to The Sarejevo Six. These are six bonus contracts that tell a self-contained side-story revolving around former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA — and the first one will be available when the game launches. We’re calling it The Director.