Everywhere I look I can only find information regarding Bateson's drop from his role.(If you are not familar with who David Bateson is he's been the model and voice actor for 47 for every game in the series, of course most who play won't notice because it wasn't till the third game Contracts where 47 would talk regularly)But I remember (and I say this cause no one seems to ever mention it) that real early on when it was still called Hitman 5, that Bateson said he was working on it. It wasn't until some time after they named it Absolution that they kicked him out after all his work for the series.
And I think this screen shot proves it.
One of the earliest pieces to come out for Absolution showed 47 appearing like the usual. He looks very much if not just like he did in Blood Money and the Bateson look can clearly be seen. Compared to the current appearance of 47 where it still sort of resembles his old look but you can clearly tell they tweaked him to get away from having him look too much lik Bateson.
So with this in mind I'm gunna say that I with 99.9% of assurance I garuntee that sometime after Absolution's launch that some people will have dug through the files and find voice clips from Bateson. Because even though they don't want to admit it I bet he did early voicework for Absolution before he got fucked. And if this is true why would they drop him after all ready starting work on another title? Which further pushes my endearing question
Sorry I go off into a big rant
"WHY!?" here you got a veteran voice actor, who knows what he is doing, who is familar with the character, who's been not only been the voice but the model as well. So why after all these years and work he has put into the series helping them does he get turned down and isolated off !?It's fuckin stupid if I was Bateson I'd be fuckin pissed, "all that time and those fuckers drop me?"They are lucky he is so profesional. All I'm saying is how could they drop such a strong/important asset just like that? What were they thinking? Not saying I won't pick up the game or nothing this hasn't anything to do with the game itself just a really dumb move by IO in my opinion. I really wish they'd shed some more light on this situation cause I think if this isn't gunna be the last Hitman game that Bateson won't ever voice 47 again. Which sucks hairy liver spotted balls.
Similar to the Ironside situation but from what I've read it doesn't seem like Ubisoft just stopped contacting Ironside. They just picked a new guy.