On January 20th, Hitman 3 is set to debut on Google Stadia alongside other platforms. In preparation for that release, IO Interactive is taking Hitman 1 and 2 offline on Stadia for the sake of maintenance.
Starting today, January 18th, Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 on Stadia will go “offline” for a major update. The maintenance period starts at 7am ET on January 18th and will continue through January 20th at 8am ET. At this point, Stadia players will immediately be able to start playing again.
Likely, this huge 2-day outage is for the sake of a massive update that integrates State Share into Hitman 1 and 2 on the platform. That Stadia-exclusive feature allows users to share specific parts of their game with other players complete with game stats and more. This is one of Stadia’s biggest features to date and while it will be at its fullest in Hitman 3, IO Interactive and Google are bringing it to the World of Assassination’s previous releases.
Luckily, “offline” in this sense doesn’t mean the game will be unplayable. Those who purchased or claimed the two games through Stadia Pro will be able to play but won’t gain XP, unlock items, or access community game modes (via Gem).
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