Hitman: Contracts Summary
Composer Jesper Kyd who has produced quite the resume in terms of scores for video games judges what projects he'll work on if it grants opportunity to "create something original, not who's developing it."
Having said that though he'd "love to work with BioWare" once again, having partnered with them for MDK2. Kyd also said he was "humbled" by the "overwhelming reception" to his Assassin's Creed II score.
Square Enix is yet to officially confirm the existence of the Hitman HD Collection for PlayStation 3, despite retailers listing it and now the alleged trophies to unlock have been exposed.
The HD bundle includes Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Contracts and Blood Money. Zavvi has it scheduled for December 15th, while GAME says 2013. All three separate titles get trophies.
Developer IO Interactive is going all out with the latest Hitman title, which includes experienced actors lending their talents to bring Absolution alive.
Actor Keith Carradine plays the role of Agent 47's arch enemy in Absolution, with Marsha Thomason voicing Diana, the bald guy's "only true human contact."
Last month Agent 47's voice actor dropped the Hitman 5 name, however Square Enix said while "flattering" they've "nothing to announce" right now.
Two online CVs though don't mind announcing it as one former IO developer worked as Hitman 5's Lead Animator. Another says its 2011 bound.
Rumours say that around 30 developers have lost their posts at Hitman developer IO Interactive following a cancelled agreement with Microsoft.
While not mentioning any numbers, IO's Niels Jorgensen "can confirm" they've reduced the studio's headcount. It's a "natural part" of game development.