Hitman 2 dropping episodic business model means more live content

Hitman 2 dropping episodic business model means more live content

Hitman 2 has ditched the episodic structure of the first gamebecause developer IO says it can offer more live content.

That's according to executive producer Markus Friedl, who told PCGamesN that more varied live content will be coming to the project as a result of this shift in business model.

"We are releasing all six locations that we will have in Hitman 2... on November 13," Friedl said.

"Players can go through the main game and the story at their own pace - as slow, as fast, as much replay or as little replay as they want.

"But for our post-launch content - for the elusive targets, for the escalation contracts, for the challenge packs, contract mode, all of that will be back in Hitman 2 - what it means is from day one we can offer much more varied live content, simply because we have all the locations in Hitman 2 available, and can release a lot of interesting live content immediately post-launch."

2016's Hitman launched with an episodic structure which initially served to confuse consumers but ultimately was met with a positive reception.

That project has been played by over seven million players.

Hitman 2 is set to launch on November 13th, 2018.


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