One of many massive promoting factors of Hitman 3 is that it’ll home all the degrees from the whole trilogy, importing these levels from the video games and growth content material you already personal. Nevertheless, since Hitman 3 is now an Epic unique, and the earlier video games had been launched on Steam, that import course of isn’t going to work the way you need it to on PC.
Hitman 3 on Epic won’t import ranges out of your Steam purchases of Hitman 1 and a pair of, developer IO Interactive explains in its pre-launch guide. The Epic model of Hitman 3 will embody the Hitman GOTY Entry Go content material at no cost for the primary ten days after launch, however after that interval is up, you’ll must pay for it. For those who already personal Hitman 1 on Epic (it was given away for free last year), you’ll mechanically obtain the Hitman GOTY Entry Go content material at no cost, as properly.
You’ll not obtain the Hitman 2 ranges at no cost. As an alternative, the Hitman 2 Commonplace and Gold Entry Passes will probably be 80% off for the primary 14 days after the launch of Hitman 3. The Commonplace model incorporates the degrees from the discharge model of Hitman 2, and the Gold model consists of each the bottom and DLC ranges.
The value has not been introduced for any of those packs, however the same bundle to convey Hitman 1 ranges into Hitman 2 is $19.99 / £15.99.
Whichever method you get entry to the degrees from the earlier video games, it is possible for you to to import your Hitman 2 development – together with merchandise and site mastery unlocks – from Steam to Epic. Nevertheless, you may solely do that as soon as, and any progress you’ve already made in Hitman 3 will probably be worn out while you select to do the import.
I’ve been apathetic at worst towards Epic exclusivity up to now – I don’t use 90% of what Steam provides, and in some methods I want Epic’s much less feature-filled consumer – however right here’s a degree the place Epic exclusivity is actively making a recreation worse for its most devoted followers.
These are the very best stealth games on the market proper now, and based on my preview session Hitman 3 is going to be fantastic, however it ought to’ve been a slam dunk getting all of this content material simply accessible in a single place. As an alternative, properly… Right here we’re.
by Dustin Bailey