Hitman Absolution’s Contracts mode has been ditched in favour of a free-to-play option.
Hitman Absolution required an online pass to play Contracts mode, the games create-a-level option that allows players to create their own assassination scenario’s in a totally sandbox of death environment.
“We’d actually planned to have this mode accessible via a code in the game’s box, but we really want to make it available to anybody that plays the game – so we want to take a new approach.” said IO Interactive.
Since the game isn’t out until tomorrow in Europe, the online pass code is still included in the box and will still be on the PSN and XBLM but when players go to purchase the online pass, it’ll be free. North American gamers will simply have contracts mode ready to go.
“If you’re in North America you’ll see the mode automatically appear in the game menu. If you’re elsewhere, you can redeem the code inside the box, or you can simply select the Buy Contracts Pass option. From there, head to the store where Contracts will be free to access.”
Contract mode allows you to create your own assassination missions where you can challenge your friends to find more brutal, efficient, stealthy or quicker ways to kill the target.
For more on Hitman Absolution, check out how IO think the PS3 and 360 limit the game or why Rockstar beg to differ on how much life the two consoles have. And be sure to check out our upcoming review!
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