When they announced Hitman, they were talking about an ‘all digital’ release with continuing content, but then you could buy it all at the end. Which sounded a lot like episodic distribution, but they were hesitant to confirm that was the case. Well now we know it is indeed being released in episodes. For $15 your get the Prolog and Paris, and then for the next five months you can buy each new location for $10. Bringing the grand total to $65, or you can spend $60 up front and get the whole thing as it comes out. What they are not telling you, is that I am sure at the end of it all it will come out on a disk for $60 as well.
This model should work well for Hitman. The story doesn’t matter much in these games, so just getting new locations added on is perfect. What I am hoping is that this game will be successful enough to continue releasing episodes/locations after the first five are completed. A season two if you will. It would be great to have a game that just kept releasing good content for a couple of years!