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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

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.

In other news

Monster Hunter: Rise is a Switch Exclusive Launching in March 2021

The next entry in the series returns to its Nintendo roots.

Godfall Is a Day One Launch Title for the PS5

Gearbox's new looter-slasher launches on November 12.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Coming to PS5 on Day One

And it looks like Vergil has new playable segments.

Ghostrunner Slides, Dashes, and Leaps Toward an October Launch

The very speedrun-friendly first-person action title is just a few weeks from launch.

Need help?

Apex Legends Vaults - Where to Find the Vaults and How to Open Them

Need to know how to find a Vault Key in Apex Legends to open one of the three vaults? We've got you covered.

Gears 5 Collectibles - How to Find All Collectible Locations

Here's our guide to the Gears 5 collectible locations, including Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, and Act 4 collectibles.

Devil May Cry 5 Devil Breakers - Devil Breaker Arm Abilities in Devil May Cry 5

Here's our complete breakdown of every Devil Breaker arm ability for Nero in Devil May Cry 5.

Sekiro Tips - How to Beat Every Boss and Survive in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

This is our complete beginner's guide to surviving Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, including a list of essential tips and tricks.