IO Interactive May Be Working on James Bond Title, but It’s Not Done With Hitman 3 Yet

Published 01/30/2021, 7:39 AM EST
Credit: IO Interactive/mxdwn Games

Hitman has been one of the most popular video game franchises of all time. The latest release in the long line of successful titles, Hitman 3, has fascinated fans of the series and has already been a great success. In terms of storyline and gameplay mechanics, many are even considering it to be the epitome of the Agent 47 experience. The sales return very much proves just how big of a success this title has been.

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IO Interactive had uploaded a tweet following the release of this title, which says that Hitman 3 is currently the biggest digital launch in the history of the franchise. Furthermore, the latest title in the franchise has also topped the UK charts for the sales of the physical copies.

The title had even snatched the #1 position from Animal Crossing for a week (17th to 23rd of January).

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Following this enormous success, IO Interactive revealed that it has plans on working on the title further. The studio is currently also working on a new James Bond title, which we feel will be equally great. However, apart from that, the studio is simultaneously working on Hitman.

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We are definitely going to be doing some DLC“: IO Interactive exec on Hitman 3

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In a recent interview with The Gamer, IO Interactive’s executive producer, Forest Swartout Large, said, “We’re continuously working on Hitman, so we are already looking to the future.

In the interview, Forest also revealed that the studio plans on providing post-launch support to the game in the form of free updates and patches, and, of course, DLCs. Devs at IO Interactive have been keeping a close eye on the issues in the game and have already released update patches to fix them.

As for the DLC, Large revealed the plans that the studio has in this regard, saying, “We are definitely going to be doing some DLC, but we haven’t defined what that is.”

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As far as the current plans go, the DLC will be based on reimagining and twisting the existing locations. Since Hitman 3 is the last title in the trilogy, Large said that the devs can incorporate the previous titles in the DLC as well.

Well, looks like IO Interactive is not ready to let go of Agent 47 anytime soon. And frankly, neither are we.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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