Hitman is one of the more under-appreciated franchises out there, as any stealth aficionado will tell you.
Those very same fans have been hoping for a Hitman 5 announcement; anything that isn't unconfirmed rumor and speculation (of which there has been plenty). And while this still doesn't qualify as "official," it's darn good news: as found by System Link , several LinkedIn profiles have spilled the beans, perhaps well before IO Interactive was ready to make the project known. One of the profiles is for Damien Simper , where it says he's the Lead Animator for Hitman 5 . Also, if you visit PlayStation LifeStyle , there are several other LinkedIn pages that feature the game title, which is good enough for us. Right now, it seems Hitman 5 will be ready to go some time next year and hopefully, it'll put the bad taste of that movie out of our mouths…even though we hear they're making another one. Dear God.
If you're into stealth, you're probably excited. And bear in mind that stealth is sort of a dying breed of gameplay these days, so we'll be interested to see how well IO keeps the dream of silence and patience alive.