Hitman 3’s Freelancer mode pushed to 2023, closed technical test announced

IO Interactive has announced another delay for Hitman 3‘s roguelike Freelancer game mode.

In a blog post on the game’s official website, the developer said that the release of the mode has been moved from later this year to a new date of January 26th, 2023. IO Interactive also revealed that the scope of the mode has been increased to cover almost all locations from the World of Assassination.

“We’ve decided to push beyond our original scope for launch and include almost all locations from the World of Assassination from day one,” the developer wrote. “We’re continuing to work on making the launch experience as frictionless as possible for all players. We’ll have more to say about that in future Road to Freelancer posts.”

Additionally, IO Interactive announced a Closed Technical Test for the mode on PC via Steam. Early next month, the developer will be selecting players to try out the core elements of Freelancer.

As previously revealed, Freelancer is a new single-player mode featuring roguelike elements. Players get an explorable, customizable safehouse and can take on one of several Freelancer campaigns centered around the criminal enterprises in the World of Assassination.

Hitman 3 is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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