Hitman 3, the 2021 sequel to IO Interactive’s episodic reboot of the stealth-action franchise, will rebrand as Hitman World of Assassination. The change is not merely cosmetic; preceding games Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018) will become free to Hitman 3 owners as their content is absorbed into a single live-service game.
This means that both Hitman and Hitman 2 will be delisted from sale and no longer available as stand-alone titles. Players who own either will still be able to access and play them as they always have, IO said in a blog post on Tuesday.
“Essentially, these two changes will mean that all new players and existing Hitman 3 owners will have the