Hitman 3 has only been available for a week, but the new action part is already a success story for developer IO Interactive.
The Hitman 3 launch went exceptionally well for IO Interactive. Background: As the developer has now confirmed, the trilogy conclusion is already in the profit zone. So it took just a week for sales to exceed development costs for Hitman 3. All project costs have already been recovered.
“We’re really very happy with Hitman 3’s journey,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO of IO Interactive, in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz. “It was really a love affair between fans and everyone in the studio. As developers and publishers, we are immensely proud to say that Hitman 3 is already profitable. We brought in all project costs in less than a week. That offset puts us in a really good position and allows us to confidently carry on with our ambitious plans for future projects. “
Hitman 3 is the first part of the franchise to be published entirely by IO Interactive. The development benefits the developer in full, which only makes this success even better for IO Interactive.
The title was only released on January 20, 2021 for PC (Epic Games Store), PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and Stadia. Hitman 3 was not only popular with gamers; The title was also very well received in the press and received numerous excellent reviews.