|IO listening to fans, but won't be 'dictated to' by them|
|Posted: 19.08.2011 07:18 by||Comments: 0|
Hitman series developer IO Interactive states that the company is listening to fan feedback regarding their latest game, Hitman: Absolution, but won't let the fanbase "dictate" the direction of the game.
This revelation came during an interview with , where game director Tore Blystad was asked about the mixed response to the developer's announcement that they were trying to broaden the appeal of Himan.
"There's always people in the office checking up, especially on the Hitman forums. We want to probably know what they're thinking, and we want to make a game that people like, not just a game we like and no-one else cares about," stated Blystad.
"We'll listen to them, but we won't be dictated to by the fans because we also have so many segments of fans that we could listen to one group say 'the game has to be more difficult than any other Hitman," Blystad added. "Well, that's going to be hard for us to pull off if you make a game of this magnitude."
Blystad also described how the game's gameplay would be streamlined.
"One of the things that was difficult with the old games was that there was a lot of freedom, but you really had to dig it out, it wasn't really presented to you at all. So you could start a level and there was ten doors open to you and was like, 'well, where the hell am I supposed to go? I don't know, I'll just have to try the first door, oh I got killed, now I'll try the second one.'
"That kind of freedom is not very interesting because it's not really a choice, but you just try it and then you see if you fail and then you try something else. Now, you're very mindful to present choices to the player that might be more binary in a way because there are physical choices, but in the level."
Hitman: Absolution will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012.