Someone has taken a hit out on IO Interactive, the team behind the wonderful Hitman (p08) episodic series, but although Square Enix left them for dead, this studio knows a thing or two about assassination attempts and is bouncing back in style, having decided to go independent. What does that mean for the team and the episodic series? You’ll have to read on to find out. Elsewhere, Overwatch has finally released their latest hero and it’s one we’ve been anticipating from the start – the absolutely enormous
Doomfist (p13) with his giant golden gauntlet and array of meaty punches. We’ve got a third overachiever on our hands with Minecraft (p14) which has had not one, not two, but three updates. One has just hit, bringing llamas and parrots with it, but there are still another two to look forward to. We’ve also got a scoop on some troubling lootboxes in Star Wars Battlefront II (p17) that might put off some fans. Fingers crossed it’ll all be sorted before the game releases on November 17 and they learn some lessons from the feedback.