Freedom Fighters, A Cult Classic From Hitman Dev, Has Returned On PC

Update: As speculated, IO Interactive’s cult classic game Freedom Fighters has been re-released on PC, 17 years after its original debut. The title is available now on Steam and GOG, and is coming to the Epic Games Store soon. It’s available for 33% off during its release week, and comes with the Jesper Kyd soundtrack as a bonus. This is a re-release, not a remake or remaster, so it looks and feels a lot like it did back in 2003.

Unfortunately, there’s no indication of the game coming to modern consoles. It is not part of the Xbox backwards compatibility program.

The original story follows.

Freedom Fighters, the 2003 cult classic from Hitman developer IO Interactive, might be making a comeback. The game, which was published by EA on PC, PS2, Xbox, and GameCube, has received a new rating from PEGI for PC.

The rating, which was discovered and shared

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Dishonored, Prey Dev Arkane Hiring For Unannounced AAA Project

Developer Arkane Studios is hiring for some unannounced AAA title. This comes not long after the Dishonored and Prey creator was scooped up by Microsoft, along with other ZeniMax Media studios for $7.5 billion.

According to a Twitter thread by user MauroNL3, a number of positions are open at Arkane’s Austin, Texas and Lyon, France locations. The availabilities run the gamut from character animation engineer and engine programmer to systems designer and tools programmer. Many of the positions hint at what Arkane plans to work on next.

The graphics engineer position in Austin is looking for someone with Unreal Engine 4 familiarity, signaling a possible engine change for the studio. Most of Arkane’s games, with the exception of Prey, run on a form of id Tech, a proprietary engine developed by id Software.

Arkane’s next game could also feature some form of online multiplayer, as well as live-service elements akin

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Freedom Fighters, A Cult Classic From Hitman Dev, Might Be Coming Back

Freedom Fighters, the 2003 cult classic from Hitman developer IO Interactive, might be making a comeback. The game, which was published by EA on PC, PS2, Xbox, and GameCube, has received a new rating from PEGI for PC.

The rating, which was discovered and shared by ResetEra user dex3108, lists the publisher as IO Interactive. The studio went independent in 2017 after parting ways with Square Enix, and is currently working on Hitman 3. The release date is listed as September 21, 2020, but that could be a placeholder.

This could mean that the game is receiving a re-release, as the listing is identical from the previous entries aside from the publisher. The game is unavailable digitally, and is beloved enough that a touched-up re-release makes sense.

None of this is confirmed, but past precedent suggests that this rating could mean the game is going to be made available again

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