Hitman is launching as a digital only ‘early access’ sort of game, at least at first. In the weeks and months following its launch, more content will be released for the game for free, and when it is complete, the game will also launch at retail next year.
With such an unusual model, IO Interactive and Square Enix have a job on their hands of assuring fans that this game will be worth their time, and that it is not a new cynical scheme to extract more profits. So far, they have largely done a good job of that, though today, they may have taken their first major misstep- the price of the pre-order for the game has been raised by £5 to £44.99, at least on the PSN Store, reports VideoGamer.
It’s unclear why this was done, but it will make it harder for those who were on the fence about this title to part with their money. Bad move, I say.