Hitman Absolution: Good news for PS3 owners

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Square-Enix may be focusing their efforts on getting their latest Final Fantasy game out in FFXIII-2 which launches at the end of this month, but after that they also have publishing duties on another major game to handle. Hitman Absolution is on the way soon and we have some good news to deliver to PS3 users now.

The game is shaping up to be the best entry in the Hitman franchise to date and you’ll be pleased to see that series developers IO Interactive are back again for Hitman Absolution. Unfortunately there is no indication on when the game will be out though, as the only release information thus far is ’2012′.

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On the plus side, for PS3 owners anyway, is that Tore Blystad, game director for Hitman Absolution has revealed that the PS3 will be the lead platform of the game. Hitman Absolution is also due out on Xbox 360 and PC, but in terms of the console version, Blystad believes that the PS3 will be able to achieve better results than the Xbox 360.

Here’s a portion of his interview, which he conducted recently with IncGamers:

”The PS3 is a difficult beast, so if it works on that then we take that as a good sign for the other platforms. Most of the developers are using the PS3 kits to test their stuff. But the way the systems use the memory makes the textures look a bit different sometimes, and we have to trim them down on occasion [for 360].”

If you haven’t been following the development of Hitman Absoution over the last few months, we can tell you that it is looking very promising indeed. Previous Hitman games have been criticized, but if you check out a great gameplay clip that we’ve included below, you’ll see that the game doesn’t look too bad at all.

How do you feel about the Hitman franchise? Will you be picking up Absolution when a launch date is announced?

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