By owning Hitman II on Steam, you will not have to repurchase the game from IO Interactive on the Epic Games Store.
Last week, we wrote about how Steam users of Hitman II were out of luck, as the save file there cannot be transferred to the Epic Games Store for Hitman III, even though the Danish studio wanted to have the complete World of Assassination Hitman reboot trilogy’s contents all under one roof in Hitman III. Thankfully, we got an announcement on Twitter.
„We are continuing to work on a solution with our partners to allow PC players who own HITMAN 1 or HITMAN 2 to import locations from those games into HITMAN 3 at no additional cost. We guarantee that players will NOT need to repurchase the games. Until we roll that out in the coming weeks, the HITMAN 1 GOTY Access Pass will be free to own for all PC players who pre-purchase or purchase HITMAN 3 in the first 10 days after release. We are so excited for you to enjoy the full World of Assassination experience,” IO Interactive wrote.
„We never want players to feel forced to repurchase content on the Epic Game Store that they bought on another PC store so they can access features in a new game. We are working closely with IO Interactive and you will be able to access past content from earlier HITMAN games,” Epic Games added.
It’s still somewhat of a limitation, as the solution is arriving „in the coming weeks,” and Hitman III launches on January 20 on Nintendo Switch (a cloud version), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (as an Epic Games Store-exclusive), PlayStation 4 (both Sony consoles will have PlayStation VR support), and Xbox One.