Wouldn’t it be amazing if the reason we haven’t heard anything about the fresh escalation they mentioned in Spring is because it’s still planned to release later? Say, around February 10? Like a seasonal event in Chongqing based around Chinese New Year? And 2024’s the Year of the Dragon, the coolest of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac
There’s a 0.0001% chance of it actually happening, but it’s an interesting thought
I have had a dumb idea for a while now about a seasonal contract my idea was for the ark society basically make it like a huge warehouse of holiday decorations and your targets would just be like Santa and a bunch of other dumb holiday related characters so I hope that new years themed idea is correct because personally the holiday related missions and escalations are always my favourites
Before the previous Roadmap (25th anniversary celebration), I was hoping that the escalation would have been a more streamlined, more transformative, and re-playable version of the C47 challenge pack (since they were leaked in the data a long time ago, last year).
But since it’s not that, I have no idea of what it could be. And Chongqing is still the H3 map that disappointed me the most by how it didn’t used the streets, and the city proper. So if they can make an escalation in it, I’m all for it!
My main hope though is that this escalation, one, happens. And two is DGS, or 7DS level of escalation. A unique mechanic would be good, but I mostly want to see, and explore, a redecorated level.
Personally I hope they do the season of sin thing again each month is themed around the same sin as year one and each month they add like three more challenges to each escalation to give more incentive to replay them maybe they could come with unlocks like the sin suits with masks of the respective animals maybe some briefcases I would personally like a pink one to go with the flamingo suit edit: just so it’s clear I am saying I hope they add more challenges to the existing 7DS escalations not the idea of adding more escalations
I don’t think we’ve get a big escalation pack like that again to be fair. We’ll probably, if anything, get one more single Escalation as part of Year 4 content (if that happens of course). I know IOI mentioned about getting one more Escalation back in Spring and below was the section at the bottom of the roadmap post.
I’m not sure how long IOI will support the current version of Hitman.
I’m not sure if they still enjoy it and maybe they want to move on to something else.
However, if the Hitman player base is large enough, maybe they should consider a bonus pack.
Whittleton Screek - version of map in Halloween theme - a night celebration of Halloween.
Bonus version of the map + bonus lethal weapon + bonus blunt weapon + bonus firearm + bonus suit + bonus briefcase = together in one pack priced like (lets say) Sarajevo Six.
The question is, would players be willing to buy the bonus mission?
Like… the contract batch I was emailed about? Still a little worried about that - feels like i’m gonna have to share the email to stop my anxiety about being called a liar at this rate lol
…would be funny to have my contracts as a December Year 4 batch though, imagine how many submissions there would be when it comes time to close the submissions thread