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Assassin, Interrupted: Hitman: Absolution patch to address crashes

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Hitman: Absolution released into the giddy, eager hands of would-be virtual assassins around the world last month and garnered praise not only for its visuals, gameplay and vast amount of choice you have in the game, but it was also heralded as the long-awaited ‘return’ of protagonist Agent 47 in another great stealth-action shooter.

For some of you, however, your Hitman experience has been somewhat sullied by random crashes and lock-ups while playing, but fear not: Square Enix and developer IO Interactive know about the problem and are working hard to fix it.

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Posting on the official forums, it was announced that the team is “working hard to fix crash issues in Hitman: Absolution, and we’re looking to release a patch for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the week beginning December 10.”

“We can’t confirm the exact date as we still need to go through internal testing,” the post continued, “and then submission to Microsoft and Sony, but if there are no other issues that’s when we’re aiming for.”

What will the upcoming Hitman: Absolution patch address? Here’s the explanation:

“In terms of what [the patch] fixes, we’ve pinpointed a number of things which were causing the random game crashes – which, in turn, were causing saved games to corrupt. We’ve worked through all of the reported crash issues and are happy to say we’ve fixed all of them. We’ll publish a fuller patch list in due course.”

Has Hitman: Absolution been crashing on you? Has your Agent 47 experience been so rudely interrupted?

Another question would be, have you played Hitman: Absolution? Here’s El33tonline’s review of the game to help fill in the gaps.


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