With a new episodic model, 'Hitman' game aims for everyone
LAS VEGAS — The creators of "Hitman" are pulling the trigger on an unorthodox way of releasing their espionage saga that could reshape how the interactive industry approaches video game launches.
"Hitman" publisher Square Enix and developer IO Interactive are unloading the latest installment of their assassination simulator episodically instead of all at once. It's a bold departure from past Agent 47 undertakings and other triple-A titles.
Nowadays, most games are released in their entirety online or on a disc for about $60, and later supplemented with updates and other... read more