IO Interactive Reveals Changes to Hitman on Digital Stores; “Lays the Foundation” for Future Plans

Recently, Square Enix made it clear it wants to continue with the Hitman franchise, and the changes made to how Hitman is going to be bought digitally proves it.

The studio announced in a recent blog post a number of interesting changes are coming to the game’s available digital listings, which will make it easier for players to purchase the full game as well as “”lay the foundation” for the title’s future.

Here’s the core of the changes:
In approximately 2 weeks time, The ‘Intro Pack’ and ‘Upgrade Pack’ will be removed from digital stores and will no longer be available for purchase.

As the HITMAN pages on digital storefronts will look a little different in 2 weeks, here’s what to expect on each platform:

Steam: After the changes, Intro Pack owners will be able to purchase ‘The Complete First Season’ and only pay for the episodes that they do not already own. Essentially, Steam will detect which episodes you have already purchased and only charge you for the ones you do not own. Individual episodes will no longer be available for purchase.

Xbox One: After the changes, Intro Pack owners will be able to purchase ‘The Complete First Season’ at a reduced price. Essentially, the price of the ‘Intro Pack’ will be taken off the price of ‘The Complete First Season’ and you will pay the difference. Individual episodes will remain available for purchase.

PS4: After the changes, Intro Pack owners will be able to purchase ‘The Complete First Season’ at the standard price. Individual episodes will remain available for purchase.

These changes do not affect anyone who purchased the Complete First Season on disc, nor do they affect any existing digital purchases. If you already own either ‘The Complete First Season’ or the ‘Upgrade Pack’, these changes will not affect you.

What do you think of IO Interactive’s changes to Hitman?