Although Hitman 3 may have brought an end to IO Interactive’s World of Assassination trilogy, the studio are far from done supporting it.
Naturally, in the weeks and months following launch we’ll no doubt continue to see Hitman 3 patched to improve performance and iron out bugs though comments made by IO Executive Producer, Forest Swartout Large, indicate that new Hitman content is already in the works.
Speaking with TheGamer, Large told fans to expect Hitman 3 DLC, though not in the format we’ve grown grown accustomed to since Hitman launched in 2016:
We are definitely going to be doing some DLC, but we haven’t defined what that is. I think for now we are not looking at new maps like the bank and the island.
We’re more looking at using existing locations and reimagining them, twisting them. And this time around, we can use the whole trilogy. We can look back at Hitman 2016 maps, Hitman 2 maps – we have all the locations.
At a glance this may seem like disappointing news though we’ve already seen in the past how IO Interactive have cleverly reworked existing locations to create fun new Hitman content. Several maps already offer side missions which introduce new targets while also receiving an environmental makeover, complete with bonus challenges. The Patient Zero expansion that bridged Hitman and Hitman 2 is a great example of this.
Excluding the prologue, the Hitman trilogy now has 20 sprawling locations that could easily be modified in this way. Without the pressure of designing new maps, we may even see completely new concepts come from IO in future. At the very least we can expect new Escalation missions and hopefully a new wave of Elusive Targets.
Hitman 3 wraps the stylish and inventive trilogy perfectly, having scored an 8 out of 10 in our review. Hitman 3 is now available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, as well as Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch.
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