Sometimes it’s worth taking risks in the gaming industry. When IO Interactive and Square Enix revealed that the latest Hitman would be taken an episodic approach to content, plenty of eyebrows were raised. But through continuous content updates and stellar support, it became a success.
Although it hasn’t convinced everyone, Hitman’s episodic nature has helped the game’s first season to reach five million players.
IO Interactive announced the news on Twitter, though they didn’t specify how many had just tried the game’s free trial. It’s likely to be a significant percentage, but five million players are still five million players.
HITMAN now has more than 5 million players! Thank you to our entire community for your continued support & making the game a huge success! pic.twitter.com/ik9mBAUtt8
Season two is still a ways off, though rumours abound that we could see it late this year or early in the next.
Earlier this year, Square Enix announced that they were parting ways with IO as their publisher and appeared as if they were actively looking to sell the company. After negotiations, however, IO managed to strike a deal and become an independent company again and also hold the rights to the Hitman IP.