We already know that the new Hitman is slated to arrive later this year on PC and consoles and that its content will release episodically, but the game’s Executive Producer Hannes Seifert has clarified things regarding day-1 content.
Seifert spoke with GameSpot during Gamescom 2015 and said that IO Interactive hopes to clarify what players will get for $59.99 in a few weeks time:
We will be extremely precise with that within a few weeks after Gamescom. We know that our players need to understand what they’ll get for their money.
Continuing, Seifert reaffirmed that there will be no microtransactions in the new Hitman:
There’s no option in the game to spend any money — and that’s very dear to us.
According to Seifert; IO Interactive sees the new game as more of a platform than a single game and, provided things go well, the studio hopes to add new content for at least 3-4 years after the game’s release:
We’ll see how that turns out. But we have a vision at least 3-4 years ahead of us. And that’s where we’re going to see how it really works out.
Finally, Seifert noted that the online-focused Contracts mode in Hitman: Absolution can be considered as an inspiration behind the episodic model being featured in the new Hitman.
The new Hitman is scheduled to release on Dec. 8, 2015 digitally on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One – a physical release date will follow sometime in 2016.
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