The Hitman beta will kick off in February, Square Enix announced today during Sony’s PlayStation Experience, and it will be a prequel set 20 years in the past.
The beta will start on February 12 and all who pre-ordered the game on PS4 will get guaranteed access. It takes place at a top secret ICA recruitment and training facility.
The mission because revolves around how Agent 47 was recruited into the ICA and shows the first time that 47 meets Diana Burnwood.
Hitman will feature six PS4 exclusive contracts called “The Sarajevo Six” which are self-contained contracts featuring Agent 47 traveling the world in pursuit of six former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA.
Each target was a private soldier who committed brutal war crimes, and each are in their own locations. These are: France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand, Japan, and the US.
The first three contracts will be available when the game launches on March 11, 2016 with the rest becoming available as new locations are released during 2016.
Those who plan on participating in the Hitman beta on PC can give it a go a week later.