Despite teaching IO Interactive a lot since its inception, the cooperative Ghost Mode is going dark in both Hitman 2 and Hitman 3. That’s because the servers are getting turned off in the former and the feature will be missing from the third altogether. The official announcement does suggest multiplayer won’t be completely abandoned in the future, but it definitely won’t be appearing in this familiar guise.
It seems strange to me for a development team to turn their back entirely on a ready made foundation – especially with things being tricky at the moment in terms of their development capability. Let’s just hope they’ve got something else in the holster to keep you multiplayer aficionados entertained. Maybe they couldn’t marry the old hardware code with the new, what with all this home working?
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Unfortunately, you won’t even be able to enjoy the mode in the previous game because its servers are going down – permanently – on Monday 31st August. So, Ghost Mode will be taking its name literally; unseen by all, and lost amongst the ether. However, if you’re worrying about The Phantom Suit, which can only be unlocked from within the feature, don’t because that will be added to Hitman 3 as an unlockable asset. Something that should, hopefully, make up for the disappointing news.
Nah, I didn’t think so.
In other news, the maps of Sniper Assassins will be making a return to the franchise. But even that has been adapted and will instead be single player only. Their servers for Hitman 2 will also be switched off once the next game is inbound, so make the most of them whilst you can, too. Elusive Targets will be back, with a twist or two, though news of that is currently underwraps. So, that’s all I know for now.
With all this cutting, I guess we have to be grateful they haven’t given the main man himself the chop. Can you even put a hitman on furlough?
Source: ioi official
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