IO Interactive’s plan’s to permit the PC players of Hitman 3 the “consistent” importation of Hitman and Hitman 2 into the new game has hit a tangle.
Hitman 2 is remaining unavailable on the Epic Game Store, where Hitman 3 will be offered solely for the year following its release on the Jan. 20. That game is just accessible on Steam. “Because of different conditions out of our control,” says IO, it’s unthinkable for PC proprietors of the two games to connect them up and bring their areas into Hitman 3 as planned.
However, IO Interactive has offered a workaround, kind of, for the fourteen days following Hitman 3’s dispatch.
To begin with, the Hitman 1 GOTY Access Pass will be accessible, free, for any individual who claims Hitman 3 on Epic Games Store. This pass will be made accessible for the initial 10 days after dispatch to the individuals who purchase (or pre-request) Hitman 3.
Next, proprietors of Hitman on Epic Games Store — including the individuals who got the game with the expectation of complimentary when it was free in August — get a free Hitman 1 GOTY Access Pass after purchasing Hitman 3.
At that point, the Hitman 2 Standard and Gold Access Passes will be offered at 80% off for the 14 days after Hitman 3’s dispatch on Epic Games Store, “and will keep on being limited routinely.” IO Interactive still can’t seem to value the entrance passes, which convey Hitman and Hitman 2’s substance into the third game.
In August, when IO reported the planned select to Epic Games Store for Hitman 3, the studio said that PC players would have the option to “import areas from the past two games into Hitman 3 on Epic Games Store.” That wound up being valid on all stages — however the import is free on consoles, and costs cash on PC.
That is on the grounds that players should import their levels from Hitman 1 into Hitman 2 first. On PlayStation 4 (and 5) and Xbox One (and Series X), Hitman 3 will auto-identify whether the client as of now possesses either going before game on that stage, and permit them to download their levels from Hitman 3’s in-game store. Since Hitman 2 isn’t on Epic Games Store, that cycle doesn’t work for PC players.
Concerning conveying forward their advancement from Hitman and Hitman 2, that is refined through an IO Interactive site, and isn’t influenced by Hitman 2’s inaccessibility on EGS.
On ResetEra, upset clients and fans said they would either petition for discounts as well as endure the year until Hitman 3 dispatches on Steam.
“I’d recently been weighing up whether to take care of business and get it on Epic,” thought of one. “Supposition I really will be holding up until it hits Steam one year from now. It’s a disgrace since it truly looked great, yet I’m not rebuying all the stuff I effectively own.”
Polygon has connected with an IO agent for more understanding on how much this will cost, and extra remark about the mess. As it stands now, players who effectively own Hitman and Hitman 2 on Steam actually need to pay for Hitman 2’s levels to open everything in Hitman 3 on Epic Games Store.