Square Enix just cancelled all Hitman pre-orders on PSN

The product you pre-ordered has changed

If you pre-ordered the upcoming Hitman game, you’ll soon get a message from Sony saying that your order has been cancelled.  Polygon found said message in full courtesy of David Scammel of VideoGamer.com:

Thank you for pre-ordering Hitman. The publisher has notified us that the configuration of the product you pre-ordered has changed significantly. As a result we have withdrawn the current pre-order from PlayStation Store and will cancel all pre-orders. You will receive an email confirmation when your pre-order has been cancelled. A revised pre-order for Hitman will be available on the store soon.

The official Hitman Twitter account doesn’t want you to worry, though: “If your HITMAN preorder is cancelled, don’t panic. Release date is still March 11. We’re adjusting a few things & will update in a few days.”

Everything surrounding this newest Hitman title has been a bit odd, feeling like a sort of console Early Access despite the creators’ claims disputing that. While we’re not yet sure what changes are leading to this pre-order situation, I’m wondering if it has to due with a change in the game’s pricing structure.

Square Enix cancels Hitman pre-orders on PlayStation Store, says ‘don’t panic’ [Polygon]

Zack Furniss