Square Enix’s decision to force developer IO Interactive to slice this year’s Hitman into episodic installments was met with a chilly reception from both fans and critics.
According to famed gaming journalist Jim Sterling, inside information suggested that the episodic release only happened because Square felt that episodic titles were the future of gaming, but the successful single-player games like The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 caused the publisher to have doubts, although by then it was too late to change anything.
So yeah, Square Enix broke up Hitman like Bernie Sanders wants to break up the big banks, but the fact that it’s getting a retail release next year should soften the blow. Priced at $59.99 on consoles, Hitman: The Complete First Season will include all content released for the games thus far when it hits stores on January 31. It will also feature a new mission titled Landslide, and a Making of Hitman documentary. Sounds like a pretty good deal.
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