IO Interactive has made Hitman free to play until May 3rd thanks to a trial. The trial does give access to the complete first season of the game so there is a whole load of content to access. However, there have been some issues for some when it comes to redeeming the free trial if they previously downloaded the free Paris level. To get past this limitation you may need to download the Paris content and then download the additional episodes through there, or go to the purchase history in your downloads and select Hitman from there to install the additional episodes. It is a little bit more longwinded than just hitting download on the store page, but at least it should get the content for you.
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— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) April 30, 2020
IO Interactive has confirmed it is working on Hitman 3 after it stopped creating new content for Hitman 2, though the studio is still supporting the game with events and by bringing back previous elusive targets so players have the chance to experience content that they would have previously missed. When Jim reviewed Hitman he wrote:
Following a short hiatus, we’ll no doubt see a second season of missions crop up, and this excites me. Hitman may have its shortcomings, but with a few smart revisions this could easily become one of the best game series to appear on current consoles.
That second season was Hitman 2 and in our review for that Stefan wrote:
Building on the foundations of the 2016 game, Hitman 2 is full of the best Hitman stealth action yet. Yes, it’s evolutionary in some ways, and you have to accept the series’ idiosyncratic take on the genre, but there’s space for it to keep growing with the return of Escalation missions and continuing Elusive Contracts. Whether you’re a blackmailing pink flamingo, throwing briefcases at people, or getting robots to do your dirty work, the satisfaction of an expertly planned and executed hit is like nothing else.
You can read that review here.