Hitman Online/Offline Save Files will remain Incompatible

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The Io Interactive studio has confirmed that the final part of Hitman has a problem with its save game system: those made while online are incompatible with those made offline. Explanations are given below.

Hitman 2016 Game Screenshot
Hitman 2016 Game Screenshot

Generating some complaints of players because of its episodic distribution before landing in early 2017 and full box version, the latest installment in the Hitman series now has its first episode. We learn that the title has a concern on its save game system when we are connected to the Internet or not.

A spokesman for the Io Interactive studio told the British site Eurogamer that Hitman is as an “live” experience, stressing that “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.”

This means that if you start a game while connected to the Internet, it should make the overall game as well. If during the game there is disconnection, synchronization will be lost with the servers of Square Enix. Accordingly, it will issue an immediate return to the main menu. That’s what upsets more to a gamer. The alternative is to play and remain disconnected from the Internet, providing offline save game files that will not generate problems.

The question is whether Io Interactive will offer an alternative to not penalize players if being disconnected.