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Hitman 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a year

Hitman 3 is the latest Epic Games Store exclusive on PC
Hitman 3 is the latest Epic Games Store exclusive on PC (image via Io Interactive)
IO Interactive has just confirmed that the PC version of Hitman 3 will be available only on the Epic Games Store for a year after launch. Players will be able to carry over progress from previous versions of the game to Hitman 3. The game is expected to debut in January 2021 on PC, consoles, and game streaming services.
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Epic Games' ongoing troubles with Apple and Google might not be over anytime soon, but that hasn't stopped the company from doing what it best. IO Interactive has confirmed that Hitman 3 is going be an Epic Games Store exclusive upon its launch on PC. Console players can still grab the game off of regular channels, though.

Hitman 3 will remain exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a year after its January 2021 launch. According to a company spokesperson, the exclusivity deal will allow players to carry over progress from previous games to Hitman 3. Thankfully, the feature will also work with Steam copies of Hitman and Hitman 2.

Hitman will be available for free on the Epic Games Store starting August 27. Let's hope that Hitman 2 follows suit, as it will give players ample time to catch up on the franchise before Hitman 3 is released. PC gamers who want to avoid the Epic Games Store can still play the game on Google Stadia. It's availability on other game streaming platforms like Project xCloud and GeForce NOW is unknown. We should know more as the game's release date draws nearer.

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Anil Ganti
Anil Ganti - Senior Tech Writer - 690 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I got my first writing gig at the age of 19. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry and a few other publications like Wccftech before joining Notebookcheck in November 2019. I cover a variety of topics including smartphones, gaming, and computer hardware.
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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-08-20 (Update: 2020-09-30)