Closing week, IO Interactive acknowledged players would opt on to secure Hitman 2 on the Epic Video games Store in the event that they wished to import its levels to Hitman 3. That used to be moderately rubbish – for owners of the game on Steam, it supposed you both couldn’t secure those levels, otherwise you’d opt on to diagram discontinuance all of it another time. Happily, IO are making an strive for a resolution, and announce players won’t opt on to rebuy the game regardless of the entire lot.
“We are continuing to work with our companions to permit PC players who secure Hitman 1 or Hitman 2 to import locations from those video games at no further fee,” they acknowledged on Sunday.
“We announce that players will NOT opt on to repurchase these video games.”
(Fearless and caps emphasis from IO.)
The enviornment is that each Hitman 1 and 2 initially launched on Steam, whereas Hitman 3 is launching as an Epic outlandish. Again in August, IO marketed that “locations from 1 and 2 may possibly even be imported at no further fee for existing owners”. But they published on Friday that this didn’t count for Steam owners, and they’d opt on to diagram discontinuance the Hitman 2 Bag entry to Cross on Epic to net those locations.
Nonetheless, IO are working with Epic to kind things, and notify the replace will seemingly be rolled out “in the arrival weeks” – which is awkward brooding about Hitman 3 launches in exactly two days, on Wednesday the 20th of January.
“We beneath no circumstances need players to in point of fact feel forced to repurchase teach on the Epic Game Store that they provided on one more PC retailer so they’ll net entry to facets in a weird sport,” Epic acknowledged on Sunday.
The Hitman 1 GOTY Bag entry to Cross is serene free for PC players who pre-allege Hitman 3, or diagram discontinuance it within 10 days of its begin. So, at least, you’ll secure some Hitman 1 levels to play till the Hitman 2 drama is dealt with.