IO Interactive has made some interesting decisions with the latest addition to the Hitman franchise, deciding to release the game in episodic content.

Although this is a popular way of telling the story with developer Telltale Games, it isn’t something that has been used consistently with other types of games.

The latest patch to the game(1.03) was just released, and on top of releasing new content IO Interactive has improved load times. You can find full patch notes on the Steam page, and you can read the highlights below.

Hitman was launched on March 11 and got a total score of  76 on Metacritic.

General game improvements
  • The Vampire Magician Challenge Pack
    10 new challenges that were inspired by how our community have been playing the game.
  • Continued improvements to load times
    The improvements will be most notable when loading The Showstopper mission in Paris and we’re already working on improving all loading times even more.
  • Improved responsiveness for in-game menus and image loading
    We’ve implemented an image caching system that will improve responsiveness and loading times for all images in the game menu.
  • Fixed issues with scoring
    Primarily, this fixes an issue that resulted in many players earning a “0 second” time bonus and an incorrect score of 210,000. A leaderboard reset will be implemented at a later date.
  • Continued improvements to connectivity
    Server stability improvements.

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