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Hitman Absolution patch next week to fix crashing issues on consoles

PC patch out now, Xbox 360 and PS3 updates incoming

Square Enix plans to release a Hitman Absolution patch next week designed to fix crashing issues with the console versions of the game.

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Writing on the Eidos forums, a representative of developer IO Interactive said: "In terms of what this fixes, we've pinpointed a number of things which were causing the random game crashes - which, in turn, were causing saved games to corrupt.

"We've worked through all of the reported crash issues and are happy to say we've fixed all of them. We'll publish a fuller patch list in due course.

"We're looking to release a patch for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the week beginning December 10. We can't confirm the exact date as we still need to go through internal testing, and then submission to Microsoft and Sony, but if there are no other issues that's when we're aiming for."

A patch for the PC version of the game released last week, fixing crashes and introducing a range of other improvements.

In CVG's Hitman Absolution review Andy Hartup says of the latest series entry: "Feels like 'proper' Hitman, mixed with new ideas of varying quality. Crucially, it's great fun, and you'll want to play Absolution through more than once."

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