IO Interactive introduced Hitman 3 will probably be rebranded. Beginning January 26, the sport will now be generally known as Hitman: World of Assassination, and herald all of the content material from the beforehand launched Hitman 1 (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018) onto a single platform.
Hitman 3’s preliminary 2021 launch allowed house owners of the earlier two video games to import maps, ranges, and progress. The World of Assassination rebrand will permit those that beforehand bought simply Hitman 3 to personal content material of the primary two video games through IO’s Entry Cross system at no additional value.
“In 2015, we shared our imaginative and prescient for the World of Assassination; an ever-expanding sport that will evolve over time and be the muse for future Hitman video games,” wrote IO. “These adjustments will make it simpler than ever to enter and benefit from the World of Assassination—and eventually permit us to understand the imaginative and prescient we got down to obtain.”
The trade-off of this new rebrand is that particular person variations of the primary two Hitman video games will probably be delisted from digital shops on January 26. Gamers who already personal these video games will nonetheless have the ability to entry them going ahead, however the enhancements of these video games will probably be particularly for Hitman: World of Assassination.
As a part of an effort to streamline the method of shopping for its sport, IO has priced World of Assassination at $70 (or a rustic’s equal) for many who do not get the free improve. That model will embody Hitman 3, the entire model of Hitman 1, and Hitman 2 with the bottom Entry Cross.
In its closing statements, IO wrote that its adjustments “can have a massively constructive impact on present gamers and new gamers alike. It would additionally make our lives so much simpler too, there’s no doubting that. For a lot of gamers, it should imply free content material to take pleasure in. […] For brand spanking new gamers, who in all probability aren’t studying this right here, they’ll have a significantly better expertise shopping for Hitman video games.”