Hitman still technically releases on the same day, but at about one-third the size. Only two missions—the Prologue and one set in Paris—will make the March release. The other two that were planned for the initial release, set in Italy and Morocco, will now follow in April and May respectively.
I wonder if the team ran out of time and feels like they need to ship something sooner than later, which is disappointing. It’s either that, or they were told by the people in charge that this is how it had to be. Personally, I’d rather they took the time they needed to roll the game out all at once.