Square Enix removes Hitman: Absolution's Online Pass

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#1 Posted by Warhawk_ (1497 posts) -

I think this is great news. I'm glad that IO and Square Enix did this. I give them a lot of respect for this, now if only companies like Sony, THQ and EA did the same then maybe I would buy their games again. Don't get me wrong I buy my games new but I don't like the idea of buying a game with those stupid online passes which is why I stopped buying their games in the first place. I think Square Enix did a great move here.

Anyways here is the article about it:

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/11/19/hitman-absolution-online-pass-ditched-content-free

#2 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8453 posts) -
SE know how to treat their pc customers.
#3 Posted by AmnesiaHaze (5683 posts) -
SE know how to treat their pc customers. MFDOOM1983
or they just realized that they need also second hand buyers to keep their online mode alive
#4 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

[QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"]SE know how to treat their pc customers. AmnesiaHaze
or they just realized that they need also second hand buyers to keep their online mode alive

#5 Posted by freedomfreak (40951 posts) -
Good, good. Online passes are horrible.
#6 Posted by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -
I had it preordered for PC so wasn't going to be affected by this, but glad they removed it. Online pass for Hitman doesn't really make much sense. Waiting for Steam to unlock it, but my understanding of Contracts mode is that it will be more akin to a leaderboard showing the best scores for what are essentially single player missions. really looking forward to playing. @MFDOOM1983 - LOL at your sig :D
#7 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8453 posts) -
[QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"]SE know how to treat their pc customers. AmnesiaHaze
or they just realized that they need also second hand buyers to keep their online mode alive

Actually, I misread the thread title but I do agree with you.
#8 Posted by Timstuff (26837 posts) -
I stopped caring about online passes after I started buying all my games from Steam.
#9 Posted by funsohng (28117 posts) -
dafq? They have online mode in Absolution?
#10 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26900 posts) -
I hope Square does this for ALL their games that have this.
#11 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8530 posts) -

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

#12 Posted by Spellingiscool (1450 posts) -
SE know how to treat their pc customers. MFDOOM1983
They're still responsible for FF14 so....
#13 Posted by freedomfreak (40951 posts) -

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

GamerwillzPS
Not in the traditional sense, you tit. http://m.joystiq.com/2012/08/14/hitman-absolution-contracts-mode/
#14 Posted by funsohng (28117 posts) -
[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

freedomfreak
Not in the traditional sense, you tit. http://m.joystiq.com/2012/08/14/hitman-absolution-contracts-mode/

ohhhh so something like Frozen Synapse.
#15 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

dafq? They have online mode in Absolution?funsohng

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

GamerwillzPS

This is about the Contracts mode, and it's not exactly a multiplayer, just some challenge system:
Publisher Square Enix has announced that the game's Contracts mode was planned as being accessible only through a download code in the game's box, but the company has had a change of heart.

Hitman: Absolution's Contracts mode has players creating their own customized assassinations and challenging friends to beat them.GS

http://www.gamespot.com/news/hitman-absolution-drops-online-pass-6400323

#16 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8453 posts) -
[QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"]SE know how to treat their pc customers. Spellingiscool
They're still responsible for FF14 so....

I have no interest in any of their Japanese titles. Eidos>>>>SE japan
#17 Posted by Serbiann (38 posts) -

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

GamerwillzPS
You have to be one of the most anoying and ignorant people on these forums. I don't come here often, but when i do, i always stumble in some of your stupid posts. It has an online mode in form of Contracts. You decide who are the targets on one level, with what weapons you can kill him etc. then other players try to complete it for money. What is so hillarious about that, CryBot?
#18 Posted by Spellingiscool (1450 posts) -
[QUOTE="Spellingiscool"][QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"]SE know how to treat their pc customers. MFDOOM1983
They're still responsible for FF14 so....

I have no interest in any of their Japanese titles. Eidos>>>>SE japan

That I can agree with. Now if only they'd revive Timesplitters.
#19 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8530 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

Serbiann

You have to be one of the most anoying and ignorant people on these forums. I don't come here often, but when i do, i always stumble in some of your stupid posts. It has an online mode in form of Contracts. You decide who are the targets on one level, with what weapons you can kill him etc. then other players try to complete it for money. What is so hillarious about that, CryBot?

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#20 Posted by Serbiann (38 posts) -
Don't you look at me like that CryBot.
#21 Posted by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -

[QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"][QUOTE="Spellingiscool"] They're still responsible for FF14 so....Spellingiscool
I have no interest in any of their Japanese titles. Eidos>>>>SE japan

That I can agree with. Now if only they'd revive Timesplitters.

]your beef lies with Crytek no Squeenix they own the TS ip.

#22 Posted by Puckhog04 (22606 posts) -

I personally don't see a problem with used games. Online passes are very annoying and I usually do buy my games new. This is good news though.

#23 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10144 posts) -

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

GamerwillzPS
why surprise? in order to make game more causual. 12 yo wont buy game that doesnot have MP.
#24 Posted by Puckhog04 (22606 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

SNIPER4321

why surprise? in order to make game more causual. 12 yo wont buy game that doesnot have MP.

It's not a true "multiplayer" in the sense alot are thinking. You should read up on it before judging.

#25 Posted by freedomfreak (40951 posts) -

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"][QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

Puckhog04

why surprise? in order to make game more causual. 12 yo wont buy game that doesnot have MP.

It's not a true "multiplayer" in the sense alot are thinking. You should read up on it before judging.

You're asking too much of these simpletons.
#26 Posted by GamingVengeance (1854 posts) -
[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

SNIPER4321
why surprise? in order to make game more causual. 12 yo wont buy game that doesnot have MP.

Do you guys think it actually has like team deathmatch or something ? Lol maybe read up about about it first
#28 Posted by Puckhog04 (22606 posts) -

[QUOTE="Puckhog04"]

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"] why surprise? in order to make game more causual. 12 yo wont buy game that doesnot have MP.freedomfreak

It's not a true "multiplayer" in the sense alot are thinking. You should read up on it before judging.

You're asking too much of these simpletons.

Pretty much my thoughts. Figured I'd try though. Such a shame.

#29 Posted by BrunoBRS (73261 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Wait, Hitman: Absolution has multiplayer?

Hilarious! :lol:

funsohng
Not in the traditional sense, you tit. http://m.joystiq.com/2012/08/14/hitman-absolution-contracts-mode/

ohhhh so something like Frozen Synapse.

frozen synapse has a level editor? :|
#30 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

SE are becoming one of the best for PC gamers these days. First sleeping dogs gets a lot of PC love and now Hitman. Good job.

#31 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8453 posts) -

SE are becoming one of the best for PC gamers these days. First sleeping dogs gets a lot of PC love and now Hitman. Good job.

seanmcloughlin
Don't forget about deus ex. And Tomb Raider is said to have some additional graphical features on pc.
#32 Posted by funsohng (28117 posts) -
[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="funsohng"][QUOTE="freedomfreak"] Not in the traditional sense, you tit. http://m.joystiq.com/2012/08/14/hitman-absolution-contracts-mode/

ohhhh so something like Frozen Synapse.

frozen synapse has a level editor? :|

I just saw asynchronous and immediately thought of Frozen Synapse. Though I think FS indeed has a level editor
#33 Posted by meconate (10476 posts) -
Online Passes are pathetic, good on Square Enix.
#34 Posted by Randoggy (2672 posts) -

I think this is great news. I'm glad that IO and Square Enix did this. I give them a lot of respect for this, now if only companies like Sony, THQ and EA did the same then maybe I would buy their games again. Don't get me wrong I buy my games new but I don't like the idea of buying a game with those stupid online passes which is why I stopped buying their games in the first place. I think Square Enix did a great move here.

Anyways here is the article about it:

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/11/19/hitman-absolution-online-pass-ditched-content-free

Warhawk_
If you buy your games new like you say you do, online passes don't affect you. So why stop buying games?
#35 Posted by Warhawk_ (1497 posts) -

[QUOTE="Warhawk_"]

I think this is great news. I'm glad that IO and Square Enix did this. I give them a lot of respect for this, now if only companies like Sony, THQ and EA did the same then maybe I would buy their games again. Don't get me wrong I buy my games new but I don't like the idea of buying a game with those stupid online passes which is why I stopped buying their games in the first place. I think Square Enix did a great move here.

Anyways here is the article about it:

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/11/19/hitman-absolution-online-pass-ditched-content-free

Randoggy

If you buy your games new like you say you do, online passes don't affect you. So why stop buying games?

Call me crazy but I don't like companies having a lot of control in the games that I buy (Except for following the laws like not making illegal copies of the game and following the rules in multiplayer, that I can understand). When I purchase my games from them I should right away play them and not waste time inputting those stupid codes just to play the rest of the game that I bought. And some gamers have issues with online passes where it doesn't work and have to call the companies to fix it. It's stupid and we shouldn't have to waste our time doing that.

Plus if I ever want to sell the game in the future to make some money I can't because of those online passes. There are times that I own a game that isn't good anymore and may want to sell it. Why be forced to keep it forever? Also it sucks when me and my friends can't play some of the features when I'm at their house. So I'm stopped supporting them in buying their games if they are going to continue this way.

#36 Posted by istreakforfood (7749 posts) -
Honestly I can't see many people playing the online mode. Glad they got rid of the online pass. Might help a lil for short while.
#37 Posted by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -
[QUOTE="istreakforfood"]Honestly I can't see many people playing the online mode. Glad they got rid of the online pass. Might help a lil for short while.

I think Contracts mode should be good fun - similar to Rivals mode from Forza 4 - you aren't actually racing another user - just trying to beat their time. In Hitman you are playing the level trying to do it faster / better than the person that set the challenge, and then presumably anyone else that has also played it. It's not PvP multiplayer, but then Hitman was never about Multiplayer
#38 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14453 posts) -

smart decision.

#39 Posted by Cheleman (7707 posts) -

I got mad respect for SE.

#40 Posted by GreenGoblin2099 (16988 posts) -

Good I guess... I rarely play MP but I guess it's good to know this won't have online pass in case I decide to check it.