While I think Freeze can be melodramatic over things (takes on to know one! See: any of my posts regarding ETs & ET rewards lol), that really is no different from… almost any other mega fan of the series. These very forums have people who praise an IOI employee for taking a dump on their own and people who shout at clouds over the fact that an IOI employee cracked their knuckle just a little too loudly. Half the time, those people are one in the same.
I’m not sure exactly why he’s unpopular here or at IOI, at least any more so compared to anyone else, but I will say that while IOI may not have paid attention to him in the past, and while he’s apparently not beloved here, IOI should definitely pay attention to him now. Imo, him getting upset with the state of the game is a microcosm of everyone’s (re: a lot of people) dissatisfaction with the content.
Does Hitman need to be supported forever? No. Of course not – I think most people are upset by the quality of the content that’s come out besides the two maps. It’s a bunch of half baked, abandoned ideas like Ghost Mode & ETs & a million minor things like Escalations, Challenge Packs, reskins, etc. Those small things aren’t necessarily bad but only if there’s some more meat to it. I’ve said it before: the season pass should have been $30 for 3 full locations. That’s it. No sniper maps, no random bonus costumes, etc. With that in mind, they shouldn’t have tried to take on both a competitive multiplayer mode AND a completely different cooperative arcade mode, two things never done by them. Without Sniper & Ghost mode & all the minor superfluous stuff, we could have gotten more substantial offerings in the way if post launch content. Paid maps, yes, but also a focus on fixing the bugs, overhauling Contracts mode to add a bunch of the requested features everyone has wanted since forever, & maybe even a single Bonus Episode which would have been better than all four Special Assignments combined.
So yeah, this just further cements how poorly IOI handled not only the game post-launch but specifically with the way they ended it. Had they fixed the bugs (at least one or two of the major ones like barf bins), unlocked the ET suits for everyone as a gift due to the change in plans regarding ETs, along with the ither December stuff they announced, that would have at least made this a lot less upsetting. Would it have stopped Freeze frim getting burned out? No, I’m not sure exactly what he wanted, but more suits definitely wasn’t it & while I’m sure he’s appreciate bug fixes, it might have been too little too late for him to not burn out regardless.
Point is: I think this was a major gaffe by IOI & I sincerely hope they take steps to rectify this mistake. More transparency would help, confirmation that they’re ditching ETs for sure in H3 would also be nice as would them unlocking the suits, etc. It’s a rather sad look going into 2020, Hitman’s 20th Anniversary. We should all be excited for that year & instead there will be no H2 support meaning no anniversary celebration. That means if H3 releases in time for the anniversary, it will do so with people not very thrilled at the current state of things and if H3 doesn’t release until sometime AFTER 2020, there just won’t be any sort of fun celebration, content, anything in 2020. Again, just… not a great look right now.