I know that this question was asked in the previous version of the forum, but as far as I know, there was no answer from IOI. Will HITMAN 3 have localization for Russia and the CIS? This question is interesting because it was in the two previous parts and even at the start of the pre-order in Epic Games (I may be wrong). Perhaps it will be later on Steam?
27.07.2021 HITMAN 3 – July Patch (3.50)
We’ve added full text localisation of all in-game menus and subtitles for the following languages on all platforms: Russian, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. All players will be able to access these languages after downloading the 3.50 patch.
I contacted the Testronic (the studio responsible for localizing HITMAN 1 and 2) project manager about whether they are collaborating with IO-Interactive – yes, they are.
But when I clarified the number of languages they were working on (hoping to get all 12, like in HITMAN 2) - it turned out that they were only working on 5 languages. These are the 5 languages listed in the EGS
I think this is the most reliable confirmation that many languages (Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Japanese) will not be supported at the start, on January 20.
Good initiative, I didn’t think the project manager was going to give this information. It’s cool of them to be transparent. This confirms what I thought, Hitman WOA on Stadia is already targeted to have only 5 languages, whereas the game is translated into 12 languages on other platforms.
What is unfortunate in this story is that the other translations are going to be removed from Hitman 1 & 2 inside Hitman 3, like on Stadia.
It is wise to wait for a confirmation but it doesn’t smell good, at all.