A new update should stop the game from crashing and corrupting save game files
While restarting the game wasn't that bad, each crash corrupted the save game files of the player, which mean he or she needed to replay the whole game from the beginning of the story.
Now, Square Enix has confirmed that a patch that solves all the crashes reported by players will be released sometime next week, around December 10, on both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 platforms.
"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," a Square Enix representative wrote on the game's forums.
"Once the patch is released we will of course continue to monitor your feedback so keep in touch and should you experience anything post-patch (crashes, corrupted saves or similar), let us know immediately and we’ll respond and investigate. As we’ve fixed everything we have seen reported, we anticipate this to be very rare (if at all)."
Hitman: Absolution already received a hefty patch on the PC platform that was released through the Steam digital distribution service.
Expect more details about the console versions of the Hitman: Absolution update soon.