Hitman save issues unfixable due to ‘live game’ experience

Here’s hoping your internet doesn’t drop out

If you’ve had troubles playing with the latest Hitman episode handling your save data, you’re not alone. It can’t be fixed, either.

Developer IO Interactive told Eurogamer the issue was as a result of Hitman’s “live game” experience.   

“When we announced Hitman, we explained to fans and to gamers everywhere how we are creating a live game,” IO Interactive said. “This is a constantly evolving, living world of assassination, that will grow alongside the community with frequent content updates in between the launch of each location. This live content includes new contracts, escalation contracts, elusive targets, and even additional challenges.

“It is possible to enjoy the locations offline, but in order to ensure player-progress of the live content is correct and up to date, the save states for online and offline are kept separate.”

Translation? For your saves to be useable, you need to be online at all times. While you can play it offline, the saves won’t sync correctly when you’re next connected – even if you’ve been kicked by the servers or you simply lose internet connection temporarily.

While the eventual physical release may circumvent this, it doesn’t seem as though IO Interactive has a fix for this anytime soon. Have you been affected?  

Vikki Blake