HITMAN beta to open up for PS+ users on March 4th
Hannes Seifert, Studio Head at Io-Interactive explained that Sony helped them make the beta available for all PlayStation Plus users, “Now Sony have given us the opportunity to go even bigger to validate some of the initial things we saw.” It seems the reasoning behind opening the beta up to the PS+ user base is to test to see how the server game mechanics function under pressure, as Hannes said, “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.”
For those who haven’t taken part in the beta, Square Enix’s press release has offered the following information.
Labelled “The Prologue”, the Beta takes place twenty years before the Paris Showstopper mission. Set in a secret ICA training facility, the Prologue features a pivotal moment in Agent 47’s life – his introduction to the ICA and very first meeting with his future handler Diana Burnwood. The Prologue features two free-form training hits, which will introduce players to the features and mechanics of the upcoming HITMAN game. The Prologue will also be available as part of the first episode of HITMAN.
There is no word if the PC version of the beta will be expanded to include those who didn’t pre-order the game.
Alongside the news of the expansion of the PS4 beta, Square Enix and IO Interactive released the game’s opening cinematic.
For more information on HITMAN, visit https://hitman.com/.