There aren’t a great many franchises that manage to translate well beyond their original PC or console origins, but the fresh take on the Hitman series that released on mobile platforms as Hitman GO did many things to make the jump as fluid as possible, using the mobile phone and tablet functionalities to create something that suited the platform well. So well in fact, that people have been asking for a PC port of the turn-based strategy game. Good news: your requests have been heard by Square-Enix, and a PC and PlayStation 4 version is coming to a screen in your house next week!
Hitman GO: Definitive Edition will bring the complete experience over to desktop PC’s and Sony’s console, with some extra polish to take advantage of the more advanced capabilities of the platforms. In addition to the improved graphical fidelity, players on the PlayStation 4 will be able to take advantage of the cross-buy feature, with your purchase making the game available on the PlayStation 4 as well as on the PlayStation Vita. This also means that the 2 versions will have a cross-save function, so you can continue a game you started on the Vita on your PlayStation 4 or vice versa. If you decide to play the game with all the in-game hints turned off, you will be able to get a platinum trophy to add to your collection, if you’re so inclined. This version of the game will also have no microtransactions, and will include all the DLC in one neat package.
The PC version will have full Steam Workshop integration, which means that your saves can be stored safely in the cloud, gather trading cards while you play, unlock wallpapers and emojis. The game will also have achievement support.
Hitman GO got released for Android and iOS devices in 2014, and the definitive edition will be available to PlayStation 4 and PC on the 23rd, with European territories gaining access on the 24th. The release of Hitman GO on other platforms may also be a prelude to Lara Croft GO making her debut on the big(ger) screens as well. More info on that if and when it comes!