Incorrect, these are and have always been called as monthly content schedules, nothing to do with seasonal content.
Allow me to quote
"The HITMAN SEASON FINALE arrives on October 31st!
In Episode 6: Hokkaido, Agent 47 will travel to Japan and must locate two targets in this climactic Season Finale."
Clearly states that the main episodes are the season start and finish. You’re getting confused with the season referring to seasonal covering a period of time. Season passes are no true to their name as they cover yearly content, which should have been included in the initial cost of the game anyways. Not a seasonal period only.
Already mentioned that I have little reason to return to the game at the moment. S2 is still a thing and is continuing from the obvious content releases and marketing for the game. The fact that developers tweet their enjoyment of the development and time working there also states that it is indeed still a thing. The Tweets regarding S2 from official Hitman Twitter still exist. A simple gathering of research point you to the answer. I never even mentioned or demanded the S2 release so I don’t know where you are running of onto a tangent for, I am simply discussing the current content we have in S1. All items and weapons existing in S1 are not available to us to select. Fact. This makes the content availability and player choice lesser in this game compared to the predecessors. Fact. Business has zero relevance to this unless they want to milk consumer money out of the weapons currently existing the game, the cut content weapons and of course the almighty suitcase. In this case they will earn money in return of losing consumer respect.
I’m extremely aware on what Hitman is all about. Episodic has no influence on replayability. All the older Hitmans had replayability, Fallout has it, GTA has it, For some, destiny has it, Borderlands has it. All of David Cage’s games has it, Until Dawn…Just Cause… Division…Hell even Black Ops 2 dabbled in multi path stories. Most open world sandboxes have the ability to replay the game in different ways. Are all these game episodic? Nope. If IOI released HITMAN with all 6 episodes, does that mean you can’t replay them? LOL No. Of course you can, even more so because you won’t be grinding and burning out a single level to bordem, you can change at will from day 1.
I’ve replayed the game multiple times, hence being the first in the world to 100% HITMAN so I’m very sure I have played the game more than once in many unique ways. Finding things out hidden away many times. Considering I found a lot of the main easter eggs, clearly shows, I didn’t simply “burned through once and move to the next game” I solved puzzles and riddles set by IOI. So you’re incorrect. Resulting to player made content to keep the game alive solely isn’t good at all.
I have many games to play in the meantime and will be back when there is stuff and content worthy to do. It’s impossible to know the shady content and lack of if :
- The company has made previous amazing content packed games.
- Have your trust.
- Cannot experience the game fully due to episodic because “more stuff may be coming later cause it’s episodic” nonsense.
I’ve noticed you fell for their marketing techniques to the point of defence, Squeenix did well then.