Hitman's First Season Drops The Episodic Business Model

Hitman's First Season Drops The Episodic Business Model

As IO Interactive searches for a new parent company, Hitman switches to a single release.

As the studio continues to search for a buyer, IO Interactive has announced that Hitman will be losing the episodic business model that characterized the release of this season. The Complete First Season will be the only way to purchase the game in two weeks and moving forward.

"We are announcing these changes today, to make sure that existing players are fully aware of their options and to give a fair amount of time before these changes come into effect. In approximately 2 weeks time, The 'Intro Pack' and 'Upgrade Pack' will be removed from digital stores and will no longer be available for purchase," said IO Interactive in an official Hitman blog post. "Additionally, these changes will help us to lay the foundations for our future plans for Hitman."

Players who have already purchased Hitman Season One episodes will only have to purchase the episodes they missed. Otherwise, the episodes they currently own will remain. The outcome is slightly different, depending on which platform you own.

On Steam, Intro Pack owners can buy the episodes they don't own. On Xbox One, Intro Pack owners can buy the Complete First Season at a reduced price. On PlayStation 4, Intro Pack owners can buy the Complete First Season at a standard price, and individual episodes remain up for purchase.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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