IO Interactive has announced that Hitman 3 will be timed-exclusive on the Epic Games Store. For the first time ever, the team will self-publish this new Hitman game. As such, IO Interactive believes that a partnership deal with Epic Games was the best route for such a thing.
Hakan Abrak, CEO at IO Interactive, said:
“Self-publishing Hitman 3 is a big step for IO Interactive in achieving our highly ambitious goals as an independent studio. Furthermore, this partnership with Epic has given us the freedom to create the game exactly as we imagined, for our fans and for our community uncompromised.”
Hitman 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy, taking players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations, with Agent 47 returning for the most important contracts of his career. The game will be using the Glacier Engine
Hitman 3 will act as a platform for the entire trilogy, allowing players to import locations that they own from previous HITMAN games. And, as IO Interactive confirmed, this feature will be available on the Epic Games Store version.
The team has also revealed that the first Hitman game will be available for free next week on EGS.
Lastly, IO Interactive released a brand new trailer this new Hitman game.