Escalations is an “anything goes” mode. There will be gameplay restrictions to disguises, added security cameras, and other difficulty modifiers that make these some of the hardest challenges in Hitman.
Contracts Mode lets players pick their own targets and elimination rules. You can share these rulesets with other players and challenge them to see who can get the best score on a leaderboard.
Sniper Assassin, where players must use a sniper rifle to rack up high scores, returns but is now a single-player experience. The co-op servers in Hitman 2 will be sunset before the launch of Hitman 3.Finally, IO announced that the 1v1 Ghost Mode will not be in Hitman 3, and servers for Ghost Mode will end on August 31, 2020. IO says that they’ll be taking what they’ve learned from the mode when considering what to do with multiplayer in the future.
IO also announced that Hitman will be fully playable in VR at the most recent PlayStation State of Play.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.