Hitman save game files that were made online failing to work offline (and vice-versa) is not an issue that IO Interactive are looking to fix.
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The issue was raised shortly after the first instalment of Hitman’s new episodic game was released last week, when players found they could not continue their online progress after Square Enix’s servers went down briefly.
The game does not have a specific always-on DRM but reliance on a connection for live updating content means that intermittent internet can pose a problem for players.
“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,” a spokesperson for IO told Eurogamer this week.
“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.”