Hitman delayed until March 2016

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IO has announced that it will be delaying its latest Hitman title until March of next year.

On its official website, the developer said that this has been done so that more content can be included with the game's initial launch.

This new Hitman game was being launched digitally, with extra content being added to this initial release over time.

The title was announced during Sony's conference at this year's E3, and was set for a December 8th launch.

"It's safe to say Hitman is the biggest venture we've ever undertaken at Io-Interactive," the studio said on its website.

"Not just in terms of scope and ambition but also in terms of the size of the game world itself. The playable area and density of our locations goes beyond anything we've built before. We're striving to create a series of living, breathing worlds in those locations and we get pretty obsessed about every detail that you'll experience.

"On top of that, we're going for a new release model where we put out a good chunk of the game when it begins and then release the remaining locations over time. We want to make absolutely sure you all get the best possible experience when you join, so we've made the difficult decision to move the initial release date to March 2016. These few extra months will mean we can add more to the launch content of the game, more than we had originally planned, and then follow with a tighter frequency of updates, which ultimately will create a better game for everyone. And in the end, that's what we're all looking for."

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