Io-Interactive today has changed the structure of the upcoming Hitman reboot which launches March 11th 2016. The game now will be an episodic experience with live content.
“We decided to take the full leap and publish Hitman as a truly episodic game experience,” said Hannes Seifert, Head of Studio at Io-Interactive. “Part of that decision is for that little bit of extra time to ensure every location we release is at the quality level fitting for a Hitman game. But the main driving reason is that this will allow us to create a living game that will expand and evolve over time and establish a foundation for the future – this is the first game in a storyline which will continue and expand with future Hitman games.”
The game will now launch with a prologue mission and a Paris location with different locations launching post release plus regular content updates and live events.
An intro pack will be available at launch which contains the prologue and Paris level for $15 USD and each location will cost $10USD afterwards. The full edition will cost you $60 USD. A retail disc version will ship at the end of 2016.
The Hitman beta starts on February 12th on PlayStation 4 and February 19th on PC. Players can guarantee access to the beta by pre-ordering the Full Experience or the new Intro Pack.