Hitman 3 Had The Biggest Digital Launch In Series History

The recent launch of Hitman 3 was the best in series history, according to a statement from IO Interactive. Agent 47’s latest outing has been a critical success – earning positive reviews from most critics – and it seems that fans were just as eager to wrap up the bald assassin’s long-running adventure.

IO Interactive’s statement is brief, but it’s enough to tell us Hitman 3 is off to a strong start. “Hitman 3 has arrived! And it’s the biggest launch in franchise history,” wrote IO Interactive. The developer doesn’t reveal any specific numbers – and this relates to digital sales only – but it’s a great sign for the game’s future. IO Interactive made the decision last year to self-publish Hitman 3, and it seems to be paying off.

Hitman 3 is currently an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC. That was cause for concern in the days leading up to launch, as it was revealed players who owned Hitman 2 on storefronts beyond EGS would need to repurchase the title in order to access those levels. Thankfully, IO Interactive stepped in to fix the problem in collaboration with Epic Games – giving players access to content on other services such as Steam.

Hitman 3 is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. A cloud version is also available on Nintendo Switch.

You can check out our full review here.

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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.

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