Hitman: Absolution, initially released for the Xbox 360, is finally coming to the Xbox One gaming console through backward compatibility.
Game publishers Square Enix and IO Interactive confirmed the release of the game at its media event held in San Francisco last month.
In an interview with Worthplaying, Reilly Brennan, Senior Director of PR at Square Enix and Hannes Seifert, Studio Head at IO Interactive, both confirmed that gamers will soon be able to play Hitman: Absolution on their Xbox One in the near future.
However, there is no information so far on when exactly the title will be released.
Hitman: Absolution highlights the story of Agent 47 who is a trained killer and is said to have an embedded barcode on the head. His story began after he had escaped from a test facility. He was then contracted by the Agency to conduct target hits.
"Hitman: Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date," says Square Enix. "Betrayed by those he once trusted – and now hunted by the police – he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world."
Apart from Hitman: Absolution, other Hitman titles that were released by IO Interactive for the Xbox 360 include Hitman Blood Money and Hitman HD Trilogy. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days also made it to the Xbox One by way of backward compatibility toward the end of 2015.
Just a couple of days ago, games such as Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space, LEGO Batman and Trials HD were also added to Microsoft's backward compatibility lineup for the Xbox One.
Some titles that are also getting the backward compatibility support include Call of Duty: Black Ops, Halo Wars, BioShock, Burnout Paradise, and Red Dead Redemption.
Fans of the series also have a lot of things to look forward into. First off, the beta version of the new Hitman game is now available live for PS4 owners who placed a game preorder. PC owners will have their chance to play the title on Feb. 19. The upcoming Hitman game is launching for the PC, Xbox One and the PS4 on March 11.