We are continuing to work on a solution with our partners to allow PC players who own HITMAN 1 or HITMAN 2 to import locations from those games into HITMAN 3 at no additional cost.
We guarantee that players will NOT need to repurchase the games.
Until we roll that out in the coming weeks, the HITMAN 1 GOTY Access Pass will be free to own for all PC players who pre-purchase or purchase HITMAN 3 in the first 10 days after release.
We are so excited for you to enjoy the full World of Assassination experience.
We never want players to feel forced to repurchase content on the Epic Game Store that they bought on another PC store so they can access features in a new game. We are working closely with IO Interactive and you will be able to access past content from earlier HITMAN games.
Okay... so now we will be able to transfer content for free if already owned on Steam? But does progression also transfer I wonder?
Transferring player progression (xp, masteries, unlocks, challenges etc.) will be a free one-time operation and will be initiated through a website linked to your IOI account (my guess is they'll launch the website today or tomorrow). It will be separate from unlocking locations from H1 and H2 in Hitman 3. That's gonna happen through access passes and the passes can be free or paid (and of course there's more than one type of passes to make things more confusing ).Okay... so now we will be able to transfer content for free if already owned on Steam? But does progression also transfer I wonder?
I think its exclusive to PSVR is because of the control scheme. They are using the dual shock with basic motion controls not the wands. Would PC VR players be happy having to play with a controller? I have a feeling that the PSVR version is just the beta.
IOI's original plan was that you'd have Hitman 1 on EGS for free (assuming you've redeemed it) and you'd have to buy an access pass for Hitman 2 (for 80% off during the first 2 weeks), because Hitman 2 is not available in the EGS store. After the negative reaction from the fans they're apparently changing that. I'd wait and see how they'll resolve the situation if you're not desperate to play the game on launch day. Player progression shouldn't be problematic, but we're still waiting for the data transfer site to go live.I have no idea how to purchase this game as a Hitman 1 and 2 Steam owner. I guess I’ll just wait until it comes out in a Humble Bundle or something. This is far beyond simple.
Why do publishers feel a buying guide matrix is required these days
Not really. Pretty sure it's all on IOI for not being prepared, as evidenced by the current clusterfuck involved with carrying over progress from Hitman 2 (which is happening to all platforms, not just PC).Thx Epic for that.
Don't reward this behavior or EGS money hats. Wait for the Steam launch and get it on a discount. The game will be in a better state with more content by then, too.