Recently, we heard about Hitman 3 and its fantastic details. Today the game got another spicy announcement, as IO Interactive says the game on PC will be an Epic Games Exclusive. Other than this, they were also happy to tell everyone that the older Hitman 2016 will be free to download, and can be owned forever.
The game will only be free from August 27 to September 3, so make note of that. IO’s CEO Hakan Abrak gave a statement that self-publishing Hitman 3 was a big step. With Epic Games, they will now have more freedom to create the game as they wanted. Moreover, the game will be exclusive for 12 months, and maybe afterward Steam can grab a hand.
“Self-publishing Hitman 3 is a big step for IO Interactive in achieving our highly ambitious goals as an independent studio,” said Abrak.
“Furthermore, this partnership with Epic has given us the freedom to create the game exactly as we imagined, for our fans and for our community uncompromised.”
In addition, the blog also said that pre-orders for Hitman 3 will go live at the end of this month. The game can be played in January 2021, across all platforms, that includes PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Google Stadia, and PC.
Lastly, the progression from Hitman 2 will carry to Hitman 3 on Epic Games Store.
“It will also be possible for PC players to import locations from the previous two games into HITMAN 3 on Epic Games Store. We want to make it a seamless process for our PC players to enjoy HITMAN 3 on a different PC platform and continue to enjoy the benefits of our World of Assassination”