It currently has a “Mixed” rating on Steam based on 922 reviews, with the $60/£50 price tag being a common complaint given the age of the product, which was also heavily discounted on the Epic Games Store in December.
“Our Hitman 3 launch on Steam didn’t go as planned,” IO said in a statement released on Thursday.
“Ultimately, we didn’t meet our own expectations of a launch experience and we don’t like that our Steam community is beginning their Hitman 3 journey in this way.
“So, here’s what we’re going to do: Everyone on Steam who has already bought Hitman 3, or anyone that buys the game through to February 19th 2022, will be granted a free upgrade.”
Hitman 3 Standard Edition owners will automatically get a free upgrade to the game’s Deluxe Edition, while owners of the Deluxe Edition will be upgraded to the Seven Deadly Sins Collection.
IO said the upgrade process will begin rolling out today automatically via Steam entitlements.