Hitman 3 is already profitable
Hitman 3 has already become profitable, less than a week after the final game in the “World of Assassination” trilogy launched.
This is an especially significant achievement for IO Interactive, as Hitman 3 is the first game in the series that the studio self-published.
“We’ve been able to create a game that our players will love and bring it to them in the most direct way possible; developed and published by IOI,” IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak told GamesIndustry.biz. “Having that focus early on has kept us on a path that we all believed in. Everyone at the studio was behind the vision for the game and they know the Hitman universe better than anyone.”
Agent 47’s last hurrah (for now) launched to critical acclaim, including getting a five-star review from yours truly. Its release wasn’t without its turbulence, as the website that let players carry their progress over from the previous two games temporarily went down at launch, in part because so many people were trying to access it. Fortunately, IO seems to have resolved that issue.
As for what’s next for the developer, IO will continue to support Hitman 3 with new Elusive Targets, Escalations, and other updates. But it’s probably now focusing its sights on the new James Bond game that it announced just a few weeks prior to Hitman 3‘s release.
Hitman 3 is available on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia.