Hitman 3 is an Epic Games Store Exclusive on PC

Hitman 3

The phrase that all Steam gamers hate has reared its ugly head: Hitman 3 will launch exclusively on Epic Games Store on PC.

Scheduled to release on PC and consoles in January 2021, the game won’t be coming to Steam straight away. Instead, Hitman 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for 12 months.

Developer IO Interactive’s CEO, Hakan Abrak, says the partnership has “given [them] the freedom to create the game exactly as we imagined”. The compensation that Epic provides for exclusivity means that the team’s visions are “uncompromised”. It’s hard to argue with that.

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Hitman 3 sees the return of bald-headed assassin Agent 47, ready to take out a new range of targets. As usual, his murderous escapades will take him to a range of exciting and beautiful locations across the world; a new trailer released today shows off Thornbridge Manor, a stately home in the countryside of Dartmoor, England.

To celebrate the exclusivity deal, 2016’s Hitman will be free on the Epic Games Store from next Thursday, 27th August.

Watch the new Thornbridge Manor trailer below. We’ll have more on Hitman 3 as its January 2021 launch draws closer.