Hitman 3 is the first major release of the current year. The game quickly rose to stardom and was received positively from both critics and players. IO Interactive the developer and publisher of Hitman 3 announced that It was their biggest digital launch ever. It remained at the top of the UK sales chart during the launch week, which only tracks the sales of physical units of the games. It was also announced that the game has become profitable for the company within days of the initial release. In short, Hitman 3 has been nothing short of a complete success for IO Interactive, and the studio is not done with the game.
In an interview with The Gamer, executive producer Forest Swartout Large told that they are continuously working on Hitman, and are already looking into the future of the game. The studio is expanding rapidly as it is now dividing into two teams one of which will keep on improving Hitman 3, while the other will start working on the new James Bond game.
While talking about the post launch schedule of the game, Forest said, “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.”
It means the structure of DLCs will be changed this time around. Rather than producing new maps the studio will add more missions to the maps currently available. The roaster of Maps has become quite extensive with the addition of Hitman, since all of the previous maps have already been remastered and made available to the Hitman 3 players.