Hitman III becomes the most successful title in the series, as the Hitman Trilogy surpasses the 50 million player milestone, the team over at IO Interactive confirm in a newly released trailer.
The trilogy was first released back in 2016 with the title simply named, Hitman. Which managed to feature six episodic episodes and the story mainly focused on Agent 47’s forgotten past.
When Hitman III was first released it was met with ‘generally positive’ reviews and back in January 2021, the sales were said to be up by 17% over Hitman 2. This then later prompted IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak to further address that Hitman III had performed ‘300% better commercially’ than its predecessor. Now in this latest update the team now state that Hitman III has officially become the most successful title in the series.
Hitman III takes place after the events of Hitman 2 and is confirmed to be the final entry into the World of Assassination trilogy.
As well as hitting a new milestone, the team over at IO Interactive have also announced Year 2 of Hitman III, which will begin on January 20th, 2022.
This new update will feature new maps, storylines, modes, and will all be part of a 12 month continuation support for the title.
Here is a quick summary on what fans can expect in future updates..
HITMAN 3 – Year 2 will start on 20 January 2022, with post-launch support confirmed for another 12 months. New maps, storylines, modes and ways to play are all lined up for 2022, which is set to be another exciting year.
Together with our partners at Intel, we’re committed to bringing the best possible performance and optimization to our PC players. HITMAN 3 has already been enhanced on PC with support for 8+ core CPUs and Variable Rate Shading. In 2022, HITMAN 3 will also support Ray Tracing on PC.
HITMAN 3 launched with support for PS VR and we’re happy to bring HITMAN VR to PC in January 2022. Full technical details, including the platforms that we’re supporting will be revealed before Year 2 starts on 20 January 2022.
Elusive Target Arcade
A new way to play Elusive Targets arrives in HITMAN 3 in a brand new game mode that we’re calling Elusive Target Arcade. Prepare to take on the ultimate Elusive Target challenge in a change to the established formula in this fan-favourite game mode. All Elusive Target Arcade content will be a permanent addition to the game. Full details on how this game mode works will be shared in early January 2022.
In Spring 2022, we’ve got a major update to the game planned. Stay tuned for more details.
Hitman III is available now on PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Stadia, XBox One, and XBox Series X/S