Publisher and developer IO Interactive has announced plans to offer players who own Hitman 3's Steam version free upgrades to make up for the title's less than ideal launch on the storefront.
Although it was one of the best PC games of 2021, Hitman 3's arrival on Steam was met with a mixed reception from fans.
Recurring complaints mention the game launching for full price after being an Epic Games Store exclusive for a year, a confusing upgrade scheme, DLC having its price increased before being discounted, as well as unstable servers.
In an article on its support site, developer IO Interactive admitted that Hitman 3's Steam launch "didn’t go as planned," outlining its plans to offer all owners of the game free upgrades.
Everyone who's purchased Hitman 3 on Valve's storefront or does so through February 19 will be eligible. The game's standard edition will be automatically upgraded to the Deluxe Edition.
Owners of Hitman 3's Deluxe Edition or the Hitman Trilogy will receive the Seven Deadly Sins Collection, which includes all DLC part of the game's first year of post-launch content.
The final entry in the World of Assassination trilogy has more content coming its way this year, including a new map, the Freelancer game mode, as well as various improvements to the technology that powers the game.
When we reviewed Hitman 3's launch version, we found it to be "a fascinating finale to the franchise that shyly continues the series’ tradition to iterate and improve on each entry."
Hitman 3 is out now on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.
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