Hitman 3 Will Be An Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive On PC
IO Interactive has announced that Hitman 3 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive when it launches for PC in 2021, and it won’t be available on Steam or other store fronts until the exclusivity period expires. Hitman 3 follows in the footsteps of Borderlands 3, Control and a number of other high-profile titles which have launched exclusively for the Epic Games Store before jumping over to other platforms.
A trailer released alongside the Epic announcement shows off Thornbridge Manor in Dartmoor, England, the first of Agent 47’s new assassination sandboxes, hitman hotspots, strangulation locations whatever you want to call them. If this isn’t Hitman’s bid to jumpstart English tourism in 2021, I don’t know what is.
The third game will complete the reboot trilogy, although given IO’s new freedom to do whatever it wants with the franchise it’s unlikely to be the last we’ll hear of Mr 47. As usual, Hitman 3 will take place in various locations around the world, with the new trailer above showing off the Thornbridge Manor map set in Dartmoor.
Hitman 3 will, for the first time in the series history, be self-published by IO. Originally owned by Square Enix, in 2017 the publisher parted ways with the IO, and Hitman 2 has Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on publishing duty.
Hitman 3 will be launching for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC in January 2021. IO Interactive has announced that the first game will available on Epic Games Store for free from August 27 until September 3.