Rest straightforward, everybody. You’ll have access to all of the levels from Hitman 1 and 2 in Hitman 3 in any case. Developer IO Interactive tweets that it’s engaged on an answer to permit PC gamers who personal the prequels on Steam to “import locations from those games into Hitman 3 at no additional cost”. The developer says it ensures “that players will not need to repurchase the games” on the Epic Store, which Hitman 3 can be unique to.
Epic Games provides on Twitter: “We never want players to feel forced to repurchase content on the Epic Game Store that they bought on another PC store so they can access features in a new game. We are working closely with IO Interactive, and you will be able to access past content from earlier Hitman games.”
Until an answer is reached, IO Interactive explains you can get the Hitman 1 GOTY access cross without cost if you happen to pre-order Hitman 3 or inside ten days of launch if you buy the brand new Hitman recreation after it launches. If you’ve been out of the loop, the Hitman 3 pre-launch guide initially acknowledged that Hitman 3 on Epic wouldn’t embody levels from Steam copies of Hitman 1 and 2. The beforehand talked about deal was provided as an alternative, and Hitman 2 Standard and Gold Access Passes would even be obtainable for 80% off for the primary 14 days following Hitman 3’s launch.
Following that, Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney responded to a sure orange web site to clarify that “the team is looking into this with IO”, and that “it’s never Epic’s intent to create a situation where someone who owns a game on Steam would have to buy it again on Epic Games Store to get the full benefits of it”.
We by no means need gamers to really feel compelled to repurchase content material on the Epic Game Store that they purchased on one other PC retailer to allow them to access options in a brand new recreation.
We are working carefully with IO Interactive and it is possible for you to to access previous content material from earlier HITMAN video games. https://t.co/1MAT1O0Nly
— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) January 17, 2021
Hitman 3 is just a few days away. We went hands-on with it and got here away fairly content material. In his Hitman 3 preview, Dustin explains that “this is more Hitman Season 3 than a true sequel, but Agent 47’s murderous adventures are as grimly delightful as ever”.