Hello my fellow hitman enjoyers!
As i am pretty sure, most people on this forum, including me, miss the ghost mode a lot, i came up with an idea how IOI can bring the mode back, but not loose so much money and effort on maintenance, since nobody really played that mode outside of this hitmanforum bubble, it was an understandable decision to remove the mode.
Now hear me out, i have no idea how game servers work, and in what state are the ghost mode servers, but judging by the fact that, there is a mod for the steam version, that allows us to enjoy it, i assume that servers are still out there and can be activated if necessary, if this is not the case, or it doesn’t work like that, feel free not to read past this point.
What if, ghost mode came back in a form of elusive targets, like it would be available only for a certain fixed period of time throughout the year, foe example: the game mode would be activated twice a year, first in January, from January 1st to January 20th and then the second time in July, with the same time restriction, the mode would still be kept in GAME MODES section in the menu, just not available until the next “window”.
There are a lot of pros for why ghost mode would work a lot better as an event rather then how it did, first of all, the time limitation would ease the server maintenance and expenses, it will also build excitement and hype for players to enjoy it in that short period of time, especially because there are so many people who never even played it, the traffic would be larger then usual and worth it for IOI, also the matchmaking would be packed in those short time periods, so you would get the best experience ghost mode could ever offer.
Again, i have no prior knowledge of how the game servers, or really any servers, work, so please take my post with the pinch of salt, thanks for your attention and i hope this discussion goes beyond the first comment saying, “well it doesn’t really work like that”.