IO Interactive announced Hitman’s new release date is March 11, 2016. The creators also revealed some information about the game’s distribution methods. As we already know, what we get on day one is not all the new Hitman has to offer. It turns out, however, this may be a bit less than we might have expected. The 1.0 version is going to include three open locations (Paris, Sapienza and Marrakesh) and six campaign missions. This hardly seems like a complete game, in contrast to what Hannes Seifert from IO Interactive told VideoGamer.com at E3: "It is fully complete at launch but it is not finished”.
New locations and story missions will be appearing monthly from April through June. Besides, the developers promise to release live events and time-limited contracts as free updates. Full game access costs $59.99, but if you want to settle for starting content (plus live events and contracts, but no future content updates) you can get Intro Pack for $34.99. The full price also includes beta access, but only on PlayStation 4 and PC.
- Official website of Hitman