A product page on Amazon exists, sold by and shipped from Amazon. And Solutions 2 Go, a company listed as the brand and the manufacturer, is shown as a distribution company after a quick Google search.
However, there was no word from IOI, and I couldn’t find any other source announcing it. The price is lower than the current price of the digital version, and the Xbox version is nowhere to be seen.
It’s all included since H3 always contained all the data for H1 and H2. The January 2023 patch basically just removed the need to have the Access Passes to access the locations.
Edit for clarity because of nitpicking: “all included” is referring specifically to the H1 and H2 Standard Access Passes. It does not refer to H2 Expansion Pass, Deluxe or 7DS content. For further clarity, it also doesn’t include immortality, a lifetime supply of cheese, it does not provide an oil change for your vehicle(s), it doesn’t reverse the aging process, doesn’t solve world hunger nor does it include a dictionary. Please note that this list of exclusions is not exhaustive of what isn’t included if you insert a H3 disc into a PlayStation or Xbox console.
I also aplogise for assuming that someone reading this would be able to apply some common sense.
No it doesn’t since the question was specifically asking about H1/H2 Access Passes and whether they could still be purchased or if they’re included. Which they are as they’re a part of the standard edition of WoA.
Obviously the access to Haven/New York isn’t included because that isn’t part of standard WoA.
A physicial release of the WoA now is imho not a good move.
The game is well established, it’s easy to get the physical copies of the games one by one, whether it’s in mint condition or second hand + dlcs. A physical release of the entire trilogy is indubitably the next thing to do for this Hitman era. While i understand that a lot of players didn’t try their hands on it yet (say what?!) and they should be able to do so, time should pass to ‘legacy up’ these games. I always thought that one day a physical release of the trilogy would be out with all its content and i would gladly get back into. We all know this likely to happen.
But since the game is a best-seller, why not reshape challenges for us fans? All things considered, this world of assassination is a puzzle game that can be endlessly reimagined. I am aware that getting back to it is totally counter productive but injecting a few changes, for instance changing locations of the tools, well it would change everything. But that’s stretching something that i care to call groupie time.
If there is a physical release now, it’s way too soon, way too fast.
Makes no sense to have a physical release of this as long as it requires servers to function anyway. If they were willing to drop that annoying shit, that would be one thing. I really hope they don’t do the same thing to the Bond game they’re making.
A physical copy that requires a patch from the Internet to function offline is still requiring you to be online at some point, and requires the patch to be online forever.
A physical copy at this stage of the trilogy makes the most sense in my head after the last patch. But I might be to old fashioned for that idea though, and I don’t even touch my old PC DVDs anymore.
I am fine with expecting to be able to play Hitman for many years in the future, but for the sake of making it an historic piece of art, it should be wrapped up some day.