Hitman 3’s DLC May Be a ‘Reimagining’ of Existing Locations
While Hitman 3 has officially launched with the aim to end the World of Assassination Trilogy, IO Interactive is planning on developing DLC that reimagines existing locations.
Speaking to TheGamer, Hitman 3 executive producer Forest Swartout Large explained that, even though the studio is developing a new James Bond game, it is “continuously working on Hitman so we are already looking to the future.”
IO Interactive has multiple teams, and at least one will continue to support Hitman 3 with post-launch patches and DLC. However, Large warns that it most likely won’t include new levels like Hitman 2’s New York bank level or Haven Island. Instead, the team is looking to use “existing locations and reimagining them, twisting them.”
“We are definitely going to be doing some DLC, but we haven’t defined what that is,” Large said. “I think for now we are not looking at new maps like the bank and the island. We’re more looking at using existing locations and reimagining them, twisting them. And this time around, we can use the whole trilogy. We can look back at Hitman 2016 maps, Hitman 2 maps – we have all the locations.”
In our Hitman 3 review, we said “Rich, rewarding, and highly replayable, Hitman 3 is a superb installment of IO’s idiosyncratic but much-loved stealth series. The fundamentals haven’t changed since 2016 but its collection of outstanding maps makes for a refined, reliable, and robust curtain-closer to the current Hitman trilogy.”
Hitman 3 has already made back its costs in one week, so its no surprise that IO Interactive will want to continue to support it.
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For more on Hitman 3, check out our look at why this game proves IO Interactive is ready for the 007 license, how to get Hitman and Hitman 2 levels into Hitman 3, and our best tips and tricks to help you become the ultimate assassin.
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