HITMAN 2 Levels for HITMAN 3 Require a Separate Purchase

A new HITMAN 3 Pre-Launch Guide paves the way for the game's launch on Wednesday. Developer IO Interactive reveals that the next installment in their assassination series will not actually allow players to access the locations from their copies of HITMAN 2 as promised when the game was announced. The complication is that the game will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store, which does not actually carry HITMAN 2. The HITMAN 2 locations will be sold separately through an Access Pass, and they say this will carry an 80% discount for two weeks after the HITMAN 3 launch on January 20th. They will be allowing players to carry over unlocks and progress from Steam versions of the prior games through a website.
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Jan 17, 2021, 00:49
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Armengar wrote on Jan 16, 2021, 08:27:
Maybe but it will level the playing field. Apple and google do scalp huge amounts, disproportionately so.

So did Valve until Epic went off and created their game store. Other than one game sold for $50 instead of $60, most games are priced for the full $60 even after the publisher gets a more significant cut. Any court decision won't serve the public interest. The only one who benefits is Epic. Epic is only building a raid party to serve its purpose. As the saying goes, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions."
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Jan 16, 2021, 10:39
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Epic Games Exclusives are like Adam Sandler Sony movies. They're so whored out that they're complete profitable before release. To the developers at least.

eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 23:59:
What is this marketing? Do they intentionally want to sabotage their own game release?
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Rhett wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 20:11:
Wow, if I played Hitman and spent all that money on H2 I would be PISSED. Fuck Epic.

Nope. Don't fuck Epic (or only a little bit Wink ). This one is 100% on greedy IO Interactive. If they decide to create a game series where you can play the first game inside the second game and the second game inside the third game then they should maybe not change their publishing strategy between games in a way that makes this game integration process very inconvenient for their previous customers. We don't even know if Epic approached them with an offer or if IO on their own account deliberately decided to publish on EGS but it doesn't even matter. It was a piss-poor decision with regard to their existing customer base either way. A decision made by them, not Epic.

By the way, it seems like there is also some outrage on the interwebs about having to rebuy HITMAN 2 but wasn't this the same for HITMAN 2 if you wanted to play the first HITMAN inside the second game? Wasn't there a "Legacy" pack as DLC or as part of the season pass? Or was that "Legacy" pack always free? I bought HITMAN 2 GOTY on sale which includes the "Legacy" pack so I have no idea but I thought that you had to originally pay if you wanted HITMAN inside HITMAN 2, no?
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Maybe but it will level the playing field. Apple and google do scalp huge amounts, disproportionately so.
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Jan 16, 2021, 06:34
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I could care less about HITMAN, choosing pin on costumes is not my thing, nor is the usual linear couch potato style play.

I still think the whole deal with Epic and Apple is not the 30% on the retail sale of a title, but the 30% of any microtransactions made in perpetuity via the titles micro-transactions.

30% of the title sale is fine.

30% of any revenue generated via online transactions via the title is crossing the line and I hope some one nails Apple on that. That is just greedy BS by Apple.
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Armengar wrote on Jan 16, 2021, 03:58:
Whilst i see the urony of epic stores vs apple store, i do think epic winning vs apple will help developers in the long run.

Tim doesn't care about this little guy. He wants to create a proprietary draconian walled garden inside Apple's draconian walled garden. He wants all the power and reach of Apple's platform without paying the B2B cost. It's like someone wanting to sell their goods at the most famous flea market around but complains that the flea market is charging too much.
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Whilst i see the urony of epic stores vs apple store, i do think epic winning vs apple will help developers in the long run.
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And people wonder why PC gamers hate EGS.

The lawsuit with Apple cannot come fast enough. And I hope when it is done, and it will be done, Apple will give Epic permission to die. (Apple's 2T vs Epic's 3.5B)

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What is this marketing? Do they intentionally want to sabotage their own game release?
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Or requires you to wait a year when Epic exclusivity ends, and as a bonus, the price will be a whole lot lower. I'm OK with that option, and have plenty to play until then.
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Wow, if I played Hitman and spent all that money on H2 I would be PISSED. Fuck Epic.
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