Hitman 3 is the latest installment in the IO Interactive trilogy that began in 2016. The trilogy is essentially a reboot of the franchise and explores the story of Agent 47 and his struggle to uncover the secrets of his past. Hitman 3 receives positive reviews from fans and critics and boasts of its detailed and complex environments. The game was so popular at launch that IO servers crashed from the number of players logged in.
The player, known on YouTube as Frote7, shared his record high-speed run through the first level, which he completed in an astounding 17 seconds. The first level challenges Agent 47 to assassinate two high-ranking Providence members, the secret agency that created it. Frote7 would not have been able to complete his speedrun without using the new feature in Hitman 3. The new mechanic allows players to navigate through obstacles such as locked doors and latches easily. Frote7 has already unlocked the doors he used in the previous playthrough, allowing him to return and complete the lightning speed mission.
With Hitman 3, IO Interactive has secured a place in the gaming world as one of the premier stealth game developers. IO’s next major project is a James Bond game that many fans hope will borrow some of the mechanics that made the World of Assassination trilogy so successful.