series developer IO Interactive must close the servers for 2012's Hitman: Absolution
in what the company hopes is only a temporary situation. Servers are used for the game's Contracts feature, which lets players create their own scenarios and challenge friends or the community to complete them with a better score.
According to IO, the closure stems from "a combination of incoming GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] rules and the fact that we do not have ownership of the Absolution
Contracts Mode servers."
In addition to the closure, IO says they must remove the "Contracts Pass" from digital stores. The pass can be downloaded for free on the Marketplace and allows access to the Contracts content. The option to download the pass is not available (or needed) for those in North America because the pass is already included in those versions of the game. The following eight trophies require Absolution
's online services:
The GDPR changes happen May 25th, and as a result, the Contracts servers will be closing "before the end of May." IO promises to continue working to find a way to restore the online services and content to ensure the removal is only temporary. Of course, on TT, many of our users would rather be safe than sorry and complete any trophies before the shutdown instead of waiting and hoping the servers will return.