Hitman: Absolution was already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated games of the year, but IO Interactive isn’t just looking to feed you more of the same. Square Enix has announced today that the next chapter into the Hitman franchise will include a rather intriguing online mode. No, we won’t go up against each other, Assassin’s Creed style — although that certainly would be fun — but instead hardcore fans can build, create and modify their own challenges and upload them onto Square Enix’s servers where the entire world to play.
Titled “CONTRACTS”, this new online game mode will allow gamers to choose a level, targets, weapons and set of rules for completing your objective. Being that the game is already pretty creative with the ways you can kill, this will open up a whole new slew of possibilities that maybe the developers didn’t even think of. When you complete a contract, you will also be rewarded with cash which you can bring into your single player game — dependent on your performance and level of skill you used to complete the task.
“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.”