The lights are on
Square Enix has changed its mind about Hitman: Absolution's planned online pass, and the company is now offering Contracts mode to everyone.
Instead of having to enter in a code to get the mode, it's now playable right in the main menu.
This should be a boon for anyone buying the game used.
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That's cool of them, thanks Square
Great news. I'm gonna get this on gamefly, and the one thing that sucks about gamefly is....no online passes included. Thanks Square!
Awesome. That's cool that they do that. It shows they actually care about gamers.
I should think that this being a "niche" title, it won't sell nearly as many units as the blockbuster games that require online passes. This is a smart move, I can see this being something that indicates the divide between top-sellers (which I think will always require a pass going forward, until they figure out another way to ensure profit) and smaller titles.
Either way, I can't wait to play Hitman. Get my garrote on >:O
That's cool. I might get this game someday, maybe after squares tomb raider comes out.
Wonderful news! Even though I'm very indifferent on Online Passes, I'm glad this mode is playable for everyone from the get go.
Hopefully some others follow suite... I understand the reasoning behind online passes for games that actually run heavy servers months after they are out, but at the very least they should allow for week long trials of their multiplayer per gold account >.>.
Other games however... it just makes me want to pirate them (like RPGs that include passes -.-;; )
i'm probably just gonna get the game new but i'm glad square enix isn't another *** company
That's great news for Hitman fans. Very good thinking, Square Enix. Certainly will have a lot of people who are playing this game play online and go nuts.
always good news when a company says screw online pass
daps to Square Enix for being old-fashioned
Square Enix you are awesome.