The Hitman franchise holds a very particular spot in most of our hearts. It’s not the best nor the worst franchise out there, but it’s just one of those games that you can comfortably go back to and enjoy, no matter what.

The first Hitman game came out in 2000, and I can’t recall when I got into the series, but I know why I got hooked on to it instantly. Each stage was like an intricate puzzle that needed to be solved, and each action that gets taken could result in a domino effect. It was an intellectual game overall that demanded patience and creativity from players to overcome its challenges.

It was this fundamental design that drew in many gamers and made them a fan of the series all these years.

20 years of Hitman.

It’s the year 2020, and it’s also probably the worst year ever, but this month marks the 20th Anniversary of the Hitman franchise! 

According to IO Interactive blog, they are exceptionally excited for having reached thus far and are thankful to players, fans and partners for making it happen.

IO Interactive also goes on to announce the exciting news of having achieved the milestone of more than 70 million lifetime players. Honestly, that’s quite a feat for a franchise that generally focuses on single-player content.

To commemorate the occasion, IO Interactive is gearing for a celebration in the coming days to reflect on their journey so far. So be sure to keep your eyes out across all social media with #Hitman20Years.

The Hitman franchise currently has seven games under its belt and will be adding another one in just a few months. And I for one, cannot wait to get my hands on it and complete the current story arc of Agent 47 that began back in 2016.

Hitman 3 releases on 20 January 2021, and is readily available for pre-order on PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

For a complete breakdown of the pre-order bundles, you can click here.

Ibrahim's a hardcore gamer and Star Wars fan. He's obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, even claiming that he's a descendant of the fictional Jedi Master. Other than that delusion, Ibrahim's pretty down to earth, collecting figures and buying games he'll never finish.