Hitman 3 launched not too long ago to an excellent crucial and business response. A finale to the World of Assassination trilogy, which began in 2016 with Hitman, Hitman 3 arguably has the most effective assortment of ranges within the sequence.
The sport has already recouped all of its growth prices inside per week of launch, which has probably delighted everybody concerned. IO Interactive has since revealed its plans concerning the way forward for the sport through a DLC roadmap, additional setting the sport aside from those that got here earlier than.
Hitman 3 already has a meaty DLC content material roadmap lined up for the month of February. The developer has already recommended that gamers should not count on solely new ranges, and as an alternative the main focus could be on reimagining the prevailing Hitman places. This is not unhealthy by any means, because the sport has virtually no filler or lackluster ranges. February will deliver gamers two new Deluxe escalation contracts, one in every of which options the ninja swimsuit as seen in Hitman 2016‘s Hokkaido map and Hitman 2: Silent Murderer‘s Hidden Valley.
Together with this, two extra escalation contracts will probably be made accessible to gamers with Hitman 3 normal version as nicely. Featured contracts are widespread contracts made by the neighborhood, that are additionally included within the lineup for February’s DLC, whereas Hitman‘s Elusive Targets may also seem. In different phrases, the cup runneth over with thrilling content material.
Hitman 3 appears to be going in direction of a distinct route than those that got here earlier than. Earlier titles within the trilogy had post-launch content material that was principally primarily based across the Elusive Targets, which began sturdy with the inclusion of widespread celebrities reminiscent of Sean Bean.
Nonetheless, the neighborhood has been divisive in direction of them because of the restricted availability of them, as a distinguished chunk of the participant base could not actually spare the time regularly to deal with them. Many have additionally criticized IO for undercutting Hitman 2‘s Ghost Mode, because the servers had been shut down final yr with out together with it in any extra ranges as promised.
Hitman 3‘s DLC mannequin appears to be addressing most of those points. Elusive targets are nonetheless there, however they aren’t the main focus now. Escalation and featured contracts look to have fascinating new items of content material intent on celebrating the sport’s craziness and never being topic to timed availability. These newer additions additionally appear to offer gamers a cause to return to the sooner video games’ ranges, reminiscent of Sapienza, and spend extra time looking down newer targets and finishing further duties.
With the studio already onerous at work on the not too long ago introduced Mission 007, one other entry within the Hitman sequence might be fairly some methods off. If IO Interactive manages to maintain the momentum going, Hitman 3 may very hold followers content material for manner longer than the earlier entries have.
Hitman 3 is accessible now on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Swap, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X.