IO Interactive’s Hitman has been pretty popular ever since it came out about a year ago. The developer decided to make it an episodic title and has released the final episode of the first season a few months back. And if you’ve been meaning to play this game, you will be happy to learn that the first two missions of Hitman collectively titled ICA Facility are now absolutely free for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. So it is a great time to play.
IO Interactive is also offering the first season at a discounted price. This should encourage people to try it.
IO Interactive has had a tough time lately. Square Enix decided to withdraw its investment in the studio and was open to selling it off for instance. The studio negotiated a managerial buyout with Square Enix so it’s back to being an independent studio again thankfully. And it has the rights to the Hitman franchise. CEO Hakan Abrak says that the price drop on Hitman is its “first hello as an independent studio.” That is a nice hello indeed.
ICA Facility is the prologue and a tutorial for the main episodes. All of the seven episodes that make up the game’s first season are on sale as well with discounts of up to 60 percent on the Xbox Marketplace, PlaySation Store, and Steam. You better get playing.