Hitman 2 developer Io Interactive is working on much more than new levels for Agent 47’s next outing. It might not sound like a big deal, but Hitman 2’s mirrors actually work, which means you’re going to have to be a lot more careful about what you consider cover when stalking your prey in sunny Miami.
This is part of a number of substantial changes being made to AI for Hitman 2 that mean you will have a few new tricks for avoiding detection as well as new ways to be found out by curious Npcs when the assassination sandbox arrives later this year.
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For starters, NPCs now recognise Agent 47’s face rather than his full body outline, which means you can shrug off a certain level of suspicion by simply turning your face away from onlookers, which was something our Ben Maxwell particularly enjoyed while playing Hitman 2 at E3. We spoke with executive producer Markus Friedl after the session to learn more about the changes to AI.
“We have revisited all of our AI systems quite drastically so all of the underlying systems that form our very, very complex AI have been revised. To give you one example: mirrors. Now NPCs can actually spot you through a mirror. It’s these small things that make a huge difference and make the whole thing organic.”