Now that we have had a taste of Freelancer, what do people think of IO releasing some paid DLC in the future - using the new mode as its foundation?
I can see the Freelancer feeling a bit lifeless in the long run, but the potential is so big. If they’re planning on paid DLC, I think I would prefer it on the Freelancer side. The gameplay itself feels so addictive and fresh already.
I would personally love if IO, at some point, found a way to breathe more life into the mode with some sort of new special new targets, with a story, cutscenes, more new gear and progression, etc. And I wouldn’t mind paying for it. Am I alone in this?
Disclaimer I don’t mean microtransactions. Useless gear purchases and so fourth. I am talking about substantial new campaigns, maps, etc.
As fun as I’m sure full-fat Freelancer will be (having sampled the CTT myself), for me there’s still nothing better in a Hitman game than travelling to a brand new location for the very first time like we did with Ambrose Island earlier this year.
If IOI wanted to bring in further revenue for H3 in years to come, I’d sooner chuck a bit more money at them for a full new Location than I would smaller amounts for incremental additions to Freelancer mode.
I’d still prefer to pay for something on that scale in the ‘main’ game rather than Freelancer, personally. That’s where the heart of HITMAN gameplay is for me: organically discovering hand-crafted cinematic kills is my preference over improvisation to take down randomly/procedurally generated targets.
I wouldn’t mind a new map or two exclusive to Freelancer that is just some general public setting that doesn’t have to be built around a campaign story. Doubt we would see it happen, but I can dream nonetheless.
So this isn’t necessarily a Freelancer DLC idea, but this topic prompted an idea. It’s probably been discussed here before i joined but i just thought, as a final DLC to close off Hitman 3.
MI6 is already established in the Hitman universe, they hired the ICA for the Paris contract. James Bond is an MI6 agent, and IO’s next game is Project 007. So, could there be a Hitman/Bond crossover? I don’t mean them teaming up, that would seem weird, but something like MI6 decide they have to come after 47/Diana following the events of freelancer. A final DLC pack of story missions ala Patient Zero telling the story of 47/Diana being hunted by one of the most professional intelligence agencies in the world.
Some of the basement posters, paintings, other stuff as well… I think the moving targets at the shooting range as well? Nothing out of the ordinary tbh. Only one that stood out was the H2016 music pack, which I believe was also labeled as premium.
If IO do make any updates to Freelancer, I really doubt they’d charge for them. Consider how much content was included in the Closed Technical Test, and it only included a quarter of the total Mastery unlocks and less than half of the maps available in the full release. They’re providing this huge mode to all Hitman 3 players 100% free, I really doubt they’d make a relatively smaller update to the mode paid.