Hitman 3 is "Well Underway" According to IO Interactive

By Sean Carey,
Hitman 3 is currently in development, and IO Interactive is beginning to pull members of the Hitman 2 team off the game to work on the next Hitman project, and that development is "well underway."

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The new information was revealed as part of Hitman 2's November 2019 Roadmap. On the IO website, it says "After 13 months of full-time support and content for Hitman 2 – at no additional cost (besides what we added through the Expansion Pass), we’re now at a place where we are looking increasingly to the future. In real terms, we’re moving more and more of the Hitman 2 team to join the next Hitman game, which is well underway."

It also states that the November Update for Hitman 2 will be the final major patch for the game, "We’re expecting the November Update to bring the final major patch and set of Release Notes for Hitman 2." Although there still will be new content drops in December, including Escalations an Elusive Target, and the return of some seasonal content. In 2020, Hitman 2 will continue to receive live content updates with a focus on Featured Contracts and the introduction of Community-curated Contracts. Hitman 2 Elusive Targets will also be reactivated in 2020, giving players another chance to earn rewards and experience from Elusive Target missions they might have missed.

IOI boss Hakan Abrak also confirmed earlier this year that Hitman 3 was already in production and could be episodic, although it's not clear if it will be a staggered release like Hitman or same-day releases like Hitman 2. The base game is currently on sale on the Microsoft Store:


Travel the globe and track your targets across exotic sandbox locations in HITMAN™ 2. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests, nowhere is safe from the world's most creative assassin, Agent 47 in the ultimate spy thriller story.

As with Hitman and previous episodes of Hitman 2, IO are currently cycling through offering individual episode packs for a limited time. These include the free-to-play prologue plus one specific Episode's content for a reduced price (just under £10 in the UK). At the moment it's Whittleton Creek's turn to have a bundle, and players who enjoy the content will have the option to upgrade to the full game with a slight reduction, rather than having to buy the full product.

HITMAN 2 - Whittleton Creek Pack
HITMAN 2 - Whittleton Creek Pack

Get started with HITMAN 2 and enter the world of assassinations in style with the Whittleton Creek Pack. If you enjoy this pack and want more HITMAN 2 in your life, you can upgrade to the full HITMAN 2 experience at a reduced cost via the Upgrade Pack.

Check out our Best Xbox One Third-Person Shooters Available in 2019 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.