I started Hitman with '16. I bought in at Sapienza. My first Elusive was the Prince.
I was there across most Elusives. I remember the Marrakesh launch and writing up a big ol’ Reddit post going over the issues with it. Colorado and how people loved it ( at the time ). Hokkaido and how neat it was with it’s no bringing anything in until 20.
The launch of the various DLC, Patient Zero, and the various thank you programs. I got my Outstanding Performance Coin on I think the Fugitive, as I’m pretty sure it was Hokkaido.
By the time 2 dropped, I had all the H1 suits, and the Appraiser got me to 15/5 on Elusive/SA Elusive. I got my Undying/Revolutionary in the bag. And then there was that massive gap from January on where I basically…fell off. I had all the Elusive stuff, I just needed a Mumbai and Whittleton, and by the time they added the Censor I had long since moved on to other stuff.
3 being Epic Exclusive kinda just was the final nail in the coffin, and I put off buying Hitman 3 until a few days ago during this $25 sale. Only to find that the save transfer feature didn’t work, and my save is corrupted forever.
Honestly it’s not the end of the world. I can theoretically get most of that back. I’m actually eager to start fresh on the various levels. But I’m curious what IOI is actually planning to do with Elusives and the prior content going forward. “You had to be there” only holds so much water. You’ve got people who started Hitman 1 on console and now play on PC. People who went from Xbox to Playstation. People like me whose save file was corrupted somewhere on the way. People who never had a chance to get stuff like the Outstanding Coins because the game didn’t come out in their country until after the promotion was done.
I’ve heard on Reddit that IOI plans to release more Elusives. Apparently, a mix of Hitman 1 and 2 Elusives. But how many. For how long. Do they plan to rerelease the Coin/Black Winter Suit? Apparently, Travis was saying he’s looking into getting the Miami suit released in some other fashion then the Undying Elusive since that won’t be coming back. Can we get some words on the rest of this stuff?
I assume I’ll be fine, because I bet they keep doing Elusives to December and probably do a batch of Elusives in December again. I got SA on Bookkeeper and Fugitive, and I’ll probably be fine on Iconoclast. So I’ll be 12 away and 2-3 SAs away from being done. And I guess another Paris/Sapienza ( probably not a problem, there are multiple of both ), Marrakesh/Bangkok ( maybe a problem ), and then a Santa Fortuna, Whittleton Creek, and Sgail from being caught up. And it’s annoying that I have zero idea that I’ll actually be able to accomplish that.