One minor disappointment I had with Hitman 1 is the yacht level was fake. I thought how interesting it would have been to dump body’s into sea to hide them and I got to thinking with the sizable scale the Hitman levels attempt, a Cruise Ship Map would make an excellent choice as well as offering very interesting and new opportunities. If you’ve ever been on one of bigger ships you know they are basically floating cities in ocean.
From the ones I’ve been on I can say the opportunity for varied locations are tremendous. About a dozen decks with small cabins and massive suites, multiple restaurants and shops, night clubs, casinos, movie theaters, live action performance stages, pools, enormous dining halls, not to mention the restricted working decks and locations for crew and cast: bridge, kitchen, engine room, back stage, staging area, etc.
All of those things are just on the smallest ships; some of the larger ships have water parks with water slides encompassing 7 or 8 stories, entire go-kart tracks, full roller-coasters, and other rides suspended high in the air above the ship, which all would work well for sniping. In fact even without those rides, ships like Allure/Harmony of the Sea have 3 spires/towers. The one at the back of the ship towards the bow overlooks a mini golf course, wakeboard pool, and basketball court by 70ft or so, towards the stern is an outdoor stage about 150ft below a great sniping opportunity for 47 and the audience members. The two towers in front and middle of the ship overlook the helicopter pad and the Central park by at least 100 to 200+ ft among other pools and restaurants you can see far below.
A big Cruise Ship Map would have many opportunities for mission stories, varied kill location and targets, and many disguise possibilities as maintenance/performing/hospitality staff, captain/crew/housekeeping, and VIPs and allow for multiple opportunity for exit such as lifeboats, jetski/speedboat bay, medevac helicopter or even a scenario where’s if you can kill the targets before the boat sets sail you could exit on land before the ship even made it’s way out to sea.
I think it could be a really great addition to the game, maybe even have the ship leaving near sunset so it starts sunny and bright and gets dark as it heads out to sea. Just a thought.