IO Interactive is finally putting the brakes on updating Hitman 2, after supporting the game with regular content since release.

In a blog post on the developer's website, the studio confirmed that they are "moving more and more of the Hitman 2 team to join the next Hitman game, which is well underway."

"After 13 months of full-time support and content for HITMAN 2 – at no additional cost (besides what we added through the Expansion Pass), we're now at a place where we are looking increasingly to the future."

The blog post further outlines IO's Roadmap for the remaining content coming to Hitman 2. The November patch will be the "final major patch and set of Release Notes for Hitman 2, whilst December will round out the year with the remaining new content drops for the game, including Escalations and an Elusive Target – as well as the permanent return of some Seasonal Content."

While this marks the end for significant updates to the game, IO will still support it in 2020, and will "focus on continuing to add Featured Contracts as well as introduce Community-curated Contracts into the game. On top of that, we are also planning a re-activation of HITMAN 2 Elusive Targets, giving players another chance to earn any attached rewards and experience the Elusive Target missions that you might have missed the first time around."

Check out the Hitman 2 November Roadmap video below for full details on what to expect in the upcoming updates.

IO is promising "more live content in a single month" than ever before, so it looks like 47's adventure will come to an end with a bang.

Now comes the painful wait in the shadows for the inevitable Hitman 3.