IO Interactive have been keeping hush about what exactly we can expect when Year Two of content launches for the latest Hitman title. Today they announced many more details, including new content, an official Steam release, as well as a few teases for what to expect later in 2022.
Hitman 3 is officially launching on Steam on January 20th along with a Hitman Trilogy bundle that includes all 3 of the latest games, as well as the Trinity Pack (a pre-order bonus for H3) for purchases within the first 30 days. And as if IOI couldn’t make it any better, the entire Hitman Trilogy is also coming to PC Game Pass on January 20th.
Hitman 3 Year Two will also start on January 20th. As for actual content, IOI showed off the new Elusive Target Arcade mode, which is essentially another version of the Elusive Target mode.
Coming later in Spring 2022 will be the new Freelancer mode, which sounds a bit roguelike-y where players will need to plan missions and buy equipment to prepare for them using money earned from previous missions. But die or lose your stuff during a mission, and you’ll have to buy it back again.
PC VR support is also arriving on January 20th. Additionally, IOI revealed that ray tracing will be coming “later in 2022”, as well as support for Intel XeSS. Finally, the developers teased a new map coming later in 2022, Codename: Rocky. More details about the new map will be revealed later in Year 2.
So yeah, quite a lot of good news for Hitman fans, and all in the span of 15 minutes. Many of the announcements are sure to make fans happy, like the Steam release, PC VR support, and Game Pass availability. It’s a shame that the actual gameplay content side is a little lacking at the launch of Year Two, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long.
What do you think? Are you excited for Hitman 3 on Steam? Have you been waiting to get it on Steam? Will you be double dipping? What extra content/features are you most excited for when Year Two starts? And what content are you most excited for coming later this year? Let us know!