I bought Hitman on release, and continued to purchase each episode as they came out and I currently own episodes 1-4.
After not having the time to play games for a while I decided to treat myself over the Xmas holidays and purchase the 2 remaining episodes (5, 6) and possibly any other DLC that was available, but when I try to buy them from either the Xbox Store or via the in-game store (which takes me to the Xbox Store page anyway) I am told that they are “not sold separately” and the only way I can get them is to buy the GOTY Edition for £44.99.
After finding this thread I can only parrot what others have already said - and that is that this is a real slap in the face to the customers who supported and bought this game early rather than waiting for all the episodes.
Even through all the bad press when you announced the episodic nature of the game, through all the “always online” requirement and server issues that were a problem at the start - we still supported and bought the game.
Now you expect us to have to pay again for content that we already paid for, just because we had the audacity to support and buy the game when a GOTY edition wasn’t even available? C’mon!
I only want episodes 5 and 6 - why can’t I just buy them?
I have to pay again for 1-4 which I already paid for and own?
Is this some oversight or technical issue that is being looked into, or are you really going to bend your early adopters / early supporters over a barrel like this trying to push GOTY editions and trying to get us to pay twice for content that we already bought?
I hope it’s the former, because if it’s the latter and this is a “business decision” then I am done with Hitman and any future IOI games, as if this is the way you treat customers who support you before any others then I simply won’t be a customer anymore.
Hopefully you took note of the reaction to the recent EA / Battlefront / Destiny 2 / any other game that uses shitty practices to try to fleece their cusomers and it will help guide the direction you go with this issue.
Could you please advise / update what the situation is?