As part of PlayStation’s PS5 future of gaming reveal event, IO Interactive showed off the final game in the 2016 Hitman-series. Hitman 3 will be launching on consoles and PC in January. The release will be cross-gen with PS4 and Xbox One. Current owners of the game will be able to carry over their saves. In addition to that, they will be able to launch and play both previous Hitman games from within Hitman 3.
More details about the game can be found over on the IOI site. We have a round-up here. “When Hitman 3 is released in January 2021, the entire campaign will be available to play, from the breathtaking start to the dramatic ending. Today, we’re unveiling the first of six locations that will be featured in the game. We start with Agent 47 literally on top of the world. Welcome to Dubai.”
A Platform Of Assassination
“The World of Assassination trilogy is fully realized with Hitman 3 and we are establishing our new game as the ultimate place to play all three games. Players of our previous Hitman games will be pleased to know that it will be possible to ‘import’ locations that they own from the previous two Hitman games into Hitman 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place.
Playing the entire trilogy from beginning to end, from within Hitman 3, also means that the progression systems in Hitman 3 work across all locations. You can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris, for example. Now that we’re talking about items and progression, we’re pleased to say that Hitman 2 players will have the option to carry over their hard-earned unlocks and progression into Hitman 3. This is something that players have been asking for and we’re delighted to confirm.
Hitman 3 will act as a platform for the entire trilogy, and we are excited to finally realize a vision that we had five years ago; to create a game world that would continually grow and expand over time. In the coming months, we’ll share precise details about how location and progression carryover will work.”