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IO Interactive: Expect Hitman Support To Run For 3-4 Years

What should you expect from the new Hitman effort?

Well, previously, developer IO Interactive allayed fears by saying that despite the episodic release, there will be no microtransactions. They also said that you'll get every piece of content through the main story arc when you spend your $60.

That was a definite relief. Now, Executive Producer Hannes Seifert explains more of their plans, starting with how they're treating Hitman as more of a platform as opposed to a single installment. So, as opposed to a bunch of sequels, this one game would go strong for several years, like the new Rock Band experience.

Said Seifert:

"We'll see how that turns out. But we have a vision at least 3-4 years ahead of us. And that's where we're going to see how it really works out."

Seifert added that the new episodic model was at least partially inspired by the online mode Contracts found in 2012's Hitman: Absolution. That mode turned out to be "unbelievably, surprisingly successful," as nearly 40 percent of all players tried it. In Contracts, players could create limited-time assassination missions, and then proceed to share them with friends. You can do this in the new Hitman as well.

This project is shaping up quite nicely, wouldn't you agree?

Related Game(s): Hitman

Tags: hitman sequel, hitman ps4, next gen hitman

8/7/2015 11:06:59 AM Ben Dutka

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matt99
Friday, August 07, 2015 @ 9:38:26 PM
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Wait what exactly is this episodic release? Are they releasing it a mission at a time or something?

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Nix50
Sunday, August 09, 2015 @ 9:14:43 AM

Yes, something like that.

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Jalex
Sunday, August 09, 2015 @ 11:28:05 PM

My understanding is that the game will initially be available digitally, at full price, but only a smaller number of missions than usual will be available at launch. Then they will gradually add more as time goes by.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 7:36:48 PM
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my question still is what do they define as support is it developing DLC is keeping the servers up and running what is it because it seems like quite a open ended statement to say we'll support this game for 3-4 years what does that mean exactly. i think it is a fair and reasonable question to ask i think.

happy gaming

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