Hitman 3 release date confirmed along with free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade option

IO Interactive has confirmed the release date for Hitman 3 and that date is January 20th for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Stadia and PC via the Epic Games Store. In addition, the developer confirmed that there will be a free upgrade path to PS5 and Xbox Series X if you buy the PS4 or Xbox One version of Hitman 3. However, this free path seems to be limited to the digital versions of Hitman 3 with the physical versions not mentioned.

Yes, we’re doing a next-gen upgrade for consoles and yes, it’s free. Console players can buy (including pre-order) a digital edition of HITMAN 3 on the current generation of platforms and receive a free upgrade to the next-gen version of the game for no additional cost.

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To break that down a bit more, here’s how it’ll work: On PlayStation, when you buy a digital PS4 version of HITMAN 3 from the PlayStation Store, you can download the PS5 version at no extra cost when it launches. On Xbox, HITMAN 3 leverages Smart Delivery allowing access to both the Xbox One title and Xbox Series X title when available.

Pre-orders are now live for Hitman 3 and there are two versions. The first is the standard edition that contains the base game. The second is the Deluxe Edition, which contains the base game and the Deluxe Pack. The Hitman 3 Deluxe Pack includes the digital soundtracks of Hitman, director’s commentary, deluxe suits and items, deluxe escalations, and The World of Hitman digital book. There is also a pre-order bonus which grants three suits in the Trinity Pack. This pre-order bonus is available for both editions of the game.

The other day, IO Interactive confirmed that Hitman 3 would be an Epic Games Store exclusive. The developer also revealed The Thornebridge Mystery mission set in England. This mission is slightly different as Agent 47 is put into a whodunnit murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. It is his role to find the killer.

Source: IO Interactive

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  1. If IO can do the upgrade for free, that certainly raises questions about how the likes of EA and Activision can’t. Almost like they’re just being greedy!

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