Danish developer Io Interactive has said that the freshly announced Hitman won’t have a Season pass as the studio isn’t a fan of the model.
"Everything we ship on December 8th will be completely finished, it will be a very polished experience,” Io boss Hannes Seifert told VideoGamer. There are other products that sell a game for $60 and then try to sell you a Season Pass for another $40 on top, so you spend $100 or $120 for all the stuff that happens later on.
We said no, we don’t want to do that. We think it’s wrong to approach players like that because players want to be part of that experience but they don’t necessarily want to be ripped off. What we’re going to sell is all of that but it’s for a one-price package."
What we put out there is going to be a big game. But over the course of 2016 we’ll add more locations, more missions and we’ll have things like targets that only appear for, say, two days. That’s something you can only do in the live world.
It’s $60, no dollar more, no DLC or microtransactions or stuff like that. You will buy it and you will have entertainment for a few months on top."
Seifert added that Hitman will be the largest game in the series to date. It’s currently due for release on December 8th.