Hitman Reboot Developers Talk Game

The upcoming reboot of the “Hitman” video game franchise will take a different path than previous “Hitman” games in the series.

Most notable is that not all the missions for the game will be released with the title’s launch, only a “significant chunk”. Additional missions will then be released for the game throughout 2016. This has led to two major concerns which Square Enix has answered in a new Q&A release today.

First up, by delaying a big portion of the game, is this essentially an early access game?

“Early access can often mean something unfinished or unpolished. That’s simply not the approach we’re taking. All of the content we release live to our players will be complete and polished, whether that’s the locations and missions we release on December 8th, the live events or the locations and missions that we will release in 2016. It will always be a polished Hitman experience.”

Square Enix hates to call the game “episodic” as they are not selling chunks of the game individually. In fact this DLC won’t cost any extra, nor will there be any other additional purchases to experience the full game:

“There’s no micro-transactions or hidden costs in there. No extra paid DLC on top either. It’s one package, all-in for $60. We want that to be simple and clear and it was important for us to be up-front about that.”

The new game also will NOT require a persistent internet connection so you can play the missions offline if you want. Levels in the new game are said to be larger and less linear than “Hitman: Absolution” and players will be able to save at any time. Absolution’s ‘Contracts’ mode will return though.

The new “Hitman” game hits stores December 8th.