Hitman 3 will be a 12-month Epic Games Store Exclusive

Hitman 3 will be a 12-month Epic Games Store Exclusive

Hitman 3 will be a 12-month Epic Games Store Exclusive

IO Interactive has announced that Hitman 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store when the game released in 2021, delaying the game’s Steam release until 2022. 

Hitman 3 releases next January on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Stadia. On PC, the game will be a 12-month Epic Games Store exclusive. 

Existing Hitman fans will be glad to know that they will be able to import their progress from Hitman 2’s Steam version into the game’s Epic Games Store version. This will allow PC players to import the locations from prior Hitman releases and play them within Hitman 3’s upgraded engine with new items and game mechanics.

IO Interactive has claimed that the Epic Games Store has allowed the independent studio to develop Hitman 3 with “the freedom to create HITMAN 3 exactly as we imagined and self-publish the game to our players directly”. Below is what the studio has to say regarding their partnership with the Epic Games Store.   

  

     HITMAN 3 pre-orders are scheduled to go live later this month and we’re pleased to have an updated line-up of platforms. In January 2021, you’ll be able to play HITMAN 3 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Google Stadia and PC, where the game will be available exclusively via Epic Games Store for 12 months.

As an independent studio, our partnership with Epic has given us the freedom to create HITMAN 3 exactly as we imagined and self-publish the game to our players directly. It’s also important to us that we honour the time our existing PC players have spent in our previous games.

With that in mind, we are pleased to confirm that PC players will be able to carryover their current progression and unlocks from HITMAN 2 on Steam into 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.

 

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