Im reading all these posts - i see people angry about stupid things. We’ve got great and well designed game, which we asked for from years - Hitman World of Assassination is an almost perfect Hitman game, so what could be wrong, why people are angry because of little details? And I’ve realised that it is because that game is almost perfect and because of this “almost” - people are nitpicking.
But also I’ve realised that IO Interactive made a mistake while designing that equipment system. They wanted to created something that could be flexible for adding future content like a rewards/bonuses etc. But they get lost in that and didn’t fully understand what they wanted. So we got now that deep shit with the equipment system. They wanted to give us new items, but they didn’t wan’t give too much because we are still waiting for Season 2 and 3, so they could go out of ideas. So we’re getting reskin of reskin the same items - because from one side they wanted to give us something but from other side they don’t wan’t to give us all.
And I think they’re fully aware of that problem, but at this point they can’t change that - because that requires a whole system redesign and they can’t do that. That could be done in the future for next season.
So what’s the problem? The problem is they could design a system with customization, so instead of giving us tons of the same weapons, we could have eg. one Agency Sniper Rifle and new addons like a suppresor, stock or barrel etc. And from other side - new skins for weapons without adding tons of new useless stuff. They could also instead of giving us three the same shotguns with a little differences - three differences shotguns, one with fast reload (Spas 12 for ex.), suppresor (SIX12 SD), better precision (Remmington 870) - as a “rare” weapons without customization, but with unique cool look (Great example is Krugermeier 2-2 from Bangkok or RS-15 from Colorado).
But they didn’t. And they get lost in their own design - adding tons of useless stuff. We got serious Hitman story with a great mechanic, but foolish toys which don’t belong to “real” Hitman. Great example is HWK 21 Covert with silly CSish skin. Seriously IOI? That could be a different model like Beretta 93R or Glock 23 etc.
Other thing is that they didn’t calculate that, and now are out of ideas. But they want to give us a new content, but also they can’t give us cool thing because they now trapped in theirs wrong decisions. So if there is something to change - they will probably show us in next season. Until then we need to handle with that, what we got.