IO Interactive has announced that the Hitman Trilogy Collection will be out next week and coming directly to Game Pass.
IO Interactive is combining all three of its Hitman games into a single package that fans can get their hands on next week. The collection, which officially launches on January 20th, will be available to fans on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Hitman 3 – All locations in the game
But that’s not all. For those of you who are currently signed up for Xbox Game Pass, there is no need to purchase the game separately as the studio has also announced that the Trilogy will come on-service on day one.
January 20th marks the first time Hitman 3 players will be made available on Steam. The game’s Steam launch will include full support for the title’s brand new VR mode (slated for release on the same day) as well as a number of other technical improvements for Hitman 3 on PC later this year, including ray tracing as well as shading with variable rate to boost PC performance.
HITMAN Trilogy contains all three games from World of Assassination. Available digitally January 20th on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and Epic Games Store. As well as Steam and Xbox Game Pass.
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) January 13, 2022
In addition to announcing the launch date for its Hitman trilogy, IO has also shed more light on what’s in store for Hitman 3 over the next 12 months. According to a studio press release, Year 2 content for the game will include two brand new modes and a new map called Rocky, which will be revealed later this year.
The first of these two modes, Elusive Target Arcade, will further advance the concept of the game’s Elusive Target by adding a range of new challenges and unlockable rewards to Hitman 3 – while also introducing a brand new Freelancer mode this year.
IO says Hitman 3’s new Freelancer Mode, which launches this spring, will bring a whole new way to play as it introduces new roguelike elements, more strategic planning, and a customizable safehouse.
For more information from the world of Hitman, see this article which describes how the game’s developers are reportedly working on an Xbox fantasy game featuring dragons.
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