With the release of Hitman 3, the trilogy of IO Interactive titles is now complete. Even then, IOI is not yet done; as they say, a DLC is on its way.
IO Interactive has not abandoned Agent 47 yet, as the studio promised a DLC soon. According to execs, the company is building a Hitman 3 DLC. The problem, so far, is that they’re not sure what form it will take.
Hitman DLC will come in some undetermined form
Hitman 3 is the latest hit-release from IOI, recouping their development costs in just a week. So far, the studio is striding in excellent form, with an upcoming DLC in the works.
“We are definitely going to be doing some DLC, but we haven’t defined what that is,” said Forest Swartout Large, the game’s executive producer, to The Gamer. “I think for now we are not looking at new maps like the bank and the island.”
“We’re more looking at using existing locations and reimagining them, twisting them. And this time around, we can use the whole trilogy. We can look back at Hitman 2016 maps, Hitman 2 maps—we have all the locations.”
Within the interview, Large also noted that Agent 47 would come back at some time in the future. This does not mean that a new Hitman game is on the horizon, but likely cameos and post-HM3 shenanigans.
“We’re continuously working on Hitman, so we are already looking to the future,” Large continued.
HM3 gets excellent scores, with more content on the way
DLC Hitman 3 is mostly speculative, but the “reimagined” levels should extend the fun even more. It’s one of the best assassination games ever, even compared to its previous installments.
People laud IO Interactive’s work into adding an extreme ability to be creative in-game. So far, HM3 is super fresh and enjoyable, with the most freedom of movement and scheming ever.
A few months ago, IOI also noted that they would put back the much favored Elusive Targets for the game.
Elusive Targets is a favorite because it ramps up the difficulty. They come out only once and, if the game ends any other way, they’re gone forever.
IOI notes that they made some changes to their formula – something they will reveal in the future.
HM3 also got solid review scores, currently with an 87 on Metacritic. The user score is lower than expected, with most complaints talking about a super short game.
Even then, most people are still talking about how enjoyable it is.
Hitman 3 is now out on all platforms, including PC and all consoles. IO Interactive is still working on adding more into the game, so it’s best to watch out.
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