IO Interactive and Square Enix studio today revealed a new online mode for Hitman: Absolution, and it's called Contracts.
In the new mode we'll be able to create and share our own custom made hit challenges. The press release explains more: "Choose a level, targets, weapons and then set your rules for completing your contract based on time, style and witnesses." Nothing too unusual about that.
They're promising no clunky map editors, instead aiming for an easy to use interface that will allow you to create challenges to share with friends. It's an experience that will no doubt elongate time spent with the game.
After excepting a challenge, completion will grant you contract dollars, to be used in creating your own challenges. It sounds like a great system and will hopefully add considerable value to the title.
"Contracts was inspired by our loyal and extremely creative fans, many of whom are still finding new and amazing ways of taking out targets in previous Hitman games," said Christian Elverdam, gameplay director for Hitman: Absolution.
"Contracts mode finally delivers a way for Hitman players to fully realize both their creativity and competitive nature. Whether they're fighting to shave off a split second from their time or combining elements and timing events to create unprecedented accidental deaths, gamers can now challenge and inspire each another with an endless variety of user-generated contracts."
Hitman: Absolution is set to be released on November 20, on PS3, Xbox 360 and on Windows PC.