Hitman developer IO Interactive might be working on a multiplayer project for its next game and it could include microtransactions of some kind. A new job listing posted on the company’s official website is currently seeking a Monetization Designer, hinting at microtransactions being a part of the unannounced project.
A new job listing posted on IO Interactive’s website is looking for a Monetization Designer, which is a big clue that there might be some kind of microtransactions being implemented in its next game. “Create designs for features that support the monetization strategy. Provide ideas and improvement suggestions for monetization features,” reads part of the job description.
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While “monetization” could point to DLC content too, the job listing description reveals that this game’s economy will be involved in its monetization system.
This aligns with previous reports that IO Interactive was working on a dragon-themed fantasy RPG codenamed Project Dragon. The game is reportedly intended to be supported for 10 years, which points to it being a live-service multiplayer title. Details are still scarce on this mysterious project but fantasy is certainly new territory for the studio as it has mostly focused on grounded action franchises like Hitman and Kane & Lynch in the past.
In related news, IO Interactive is currently working on a James Bond game under the working title “Project 007.” The game was originally announced in November 2020 but we’ve heard no updates on it since then.
IO Interactive’s last game developed was Hitman 3, which is currently available for consoles and PC. Steam provides a description:
“HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. Become Agent 47, a legendary assassin and use creativity and improvisation to execute the most ingenious and spectacular eliminations, in sprawling sandbox locations all around the globe.”
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