After the buyout, IO Interactive owned the intellectual property (IP) of Hitman and decided to make the first episode free-to-play. The number of players nearly tripled and a significant portion of them bought the full game, ensuring a steady revenue for the studio. Due to limited manpower, the team had to limit the scale of the sequel and many planned features were cut. Development of Hitman 2 progressed quickly due to the foundation of Hitman (2016), which was originally designed as a platform known as World of Assassination to allow the developer to add content. The late success of Hitman helped IO Interactive show there was a demand for this type of game, and the studio secured additional funding for the game's production. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment signed to publish the sequel after partnering with IO Interactive on the Definitive Edition of Hitman. The game was declared gold on 27 September 2018, meaning it was being prepared for duplication and release.
Warner Bros. announced Hitman 2 on 7 June 2018. The game did not follow its predecessor's episodic release model after the developers received negative feedback from players of the first game. Players who pre-ordered the game gained immediate access to Sniper Assassin mode. In July 2018, IO Interactive announced a competition for Sniper Assassin players; the top-three players with the highest scores would have the opportunity to have their names and likeness incorporated into the game's post-release content. Hitman 2 was released worldwide for PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One on 13 November 2018, although those who pre-ordered the game's gold edition gained access to the game four days earlier. On 1 September 2020, IO Interactive released Hitman 2 for Google Stadia. The first level was made free-to-play on 27 February 2019.
Can someone please explain to me what you get in hitman 2 gold edition that you don't get in the expansion I already have the legacy levels from hitman 1,so does that mean I just need the expansion and not gold edition for the hitman 2 levels
I already own Hitman 1 because it was offered last year with PS+ (i don't know what edition it was) and I was able to 100% the first season with it, but I don't know if it's enough to unlock these levels in hitman 2. 59ce067264