Epic Games Store has always been a popular choice for the console developers to bring their titles to PC. For the past few months, the store is taking steps forward in order to get PC games exclusive to itself. IO Interactive just announced that Hitman 3 will exclusively be sold on Epic Games Store.
We should note that this exclusivity will only last for a dedicated time. After the exclusivity period passes, players will probably able to buy the game on all available stores. Furthermore, the publisher and the developers are holding an event to celebrate this. From August 27 to September 3, players will be able to download Hitman for free and keep it forever.
Given that this will be the first Hitman title published by IO themselves, the exclusivity should mean a lot for the studio. “Self-publishing Hitman 3 is a big step for IO Interactive in achieving our highly ambitious goals as an independent studio,” says IO CEO Hakan Abrak.
“Furthermore, this partnership with Epic has given us the freedom to create the game exactly as we imagined, for our fans and for our community uncompromised,” the CEO continues.
Moreover, IO interactive also announced one new location from the new Hitman game. If you wonder what it looks like, you can take a look at the trailer above. We will make sure to update you as soon as more develops on this matter. Follow us on Twitter for more news!