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Hitman: Absolution on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms is currently affected by a rather nasty issue relating to crashes and save file corruption, at least according to quite a few users that have begun complaining on the web.
came out last week and it experienced a pretty successful release on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms.
Sadly, it seems that the console versions of the game are currently affected by a particularly nasty glitch, which results in a crash of the game and the corruption of the save files.
Many users have begun complaining on the Hitman forums
and one particular gamer even had this issue happen twice.
"I spent 6 hours non-stop playing last night, and the game froze," he said. "Thinking it was no big deal, I turned off my console, and restarted the game. I got a message telling me that my save data was corrupt and not able to be recovered."
"Due to how great I think this new addition to the series is, I took it as a fluke, and started another play-through. Several more hours into the game, I turned off my console, thinking I was going to continue playing the next day. Well, apparently I was mistaken, as I've encountered the exact same issue again (without the game freezing) at the main menu, and still cannot resume any games and I'm forced to start over completely."
According to users, the game's crashes are random, but almost every single time they resulted in the corruption of the save files, meaning they had to start the story all over again.
According to one user who allegedly received an email from Square Enix's Support department, corruption of the save games can't be fixed, but owners of Hitman: Absolution should try to clear the game data utility before starting the title on the PS3.
As of yet, an official answer from Square Enix or developer IO Interactive hasn't appeared.
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|Comment #1 by: noone on 29 Nov 2012, 01:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Just happened to me... Level 12? froze, restart, system check, fine. that happened twice. The level 15, freeze while walking into wall, restart, system check and then " no save game file found".corrupt... restart from the beginning...... Not happy.. Last time something similar was when walking about in fallout 3. but never a corrupted save file..in over 50 games owned/played
|Comment #1.1 by: ssteele15 on 09 Dec 2012, 03:45 GMT|
Bottom line...any console is going to freeze up from prolonged use which most devoted gamers put them through when a hot new game is out from time to time. This is a problem that has occured in the new generation of consoles "simplifying" everything in a game to the "one-file autosave system." This is not a bug or glitch. Any game I've ever played from any maker of system has frozen up from time to time especially w heavy use. These games that use the one file autosave system have warnings not to turn off while saving, but unfortunately for us gamers, they save during the loading screens, and when does a game freeze up usually, on the loading screens. So basically its freezing up during your save and corrupting it...they cannot fix this as they would a bug or glitch. They have to release a patch that gives you a few save slots so you can create backups. I have had this happen to me when I was almost done w challenges and I am p$%^. I have written the company, made them feel about yey tall for the continued use of the one file autosave system. Please join me in being more critically negative towards games that want to continue this trend or we will be backtracking our steps through games more and more in the future. Somehow instead of more modern videogames being better, we are begging for common-sense stuff that was quid pro quo back in the day. I think these big creative teams need one less pocket protector for like a common-sense stoner that has no clue about programming, just playing fun games and what needs to come together to make one to shephard the protectors through their creative processes. NBA2K12 did the same thing to me 3 games into my undefeated championship series. HEAR THIS VIDEOGAME MAKERS-ONE FILE AUTOSAVES ARE NOT THE WAY TO GO, ESPECIALLY ON THE LOADING SCREEN WHICH IS THE MOST TENDER OF THEM ALL. WE NEED BACKUP SLOTS, BECAUSE SYSTEMS WILL ALWAYS OCASSIONALLY DO THIS. NOT THAT HARD. PRECEDENT ALREADY SET...MOVE BACK TO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
|Comment #1.2 by: frenchpaddy on 18 Dec 2012, 11:08 GMT|
cant belive this thing everytime i play a new level it freezes and corrupts its rediculous, are the makers going to do anything about this?
|Comment #1.3 by: ob1 on 03 Jan 2013, 01:58 GMT|
Just got this game being a big fan of the series and my system has crashed about 5 times trying to play this game. Cant be my system either. It cant be my system either since I just purchased the 500 gig limited edition bundle recently. Not cool.
|Comment #1.4 by: JackTheMenance on 29 Jan 2013, 20:28 GMT|
I have Polish version. In my case console was freezing just after selecting storage device.
This is what i found to work, if my save is not working i just copy save file from one storage to another (eg from HDD to Clodud) and then i can play using this copied save o_o. It worked for me couple of times.
Hope it help You guys :)
|Comment #1.5 by: eugen on 05 Feb 2013, 20:09 GMT|
The same hapening to me 13 level, it is so annoying, i can't belive is second time i'm not gone to play again from beging. They should do something about this, is not fair f....k
|Comment #2 by: Smokieboon on 02 Dec 2012, 20:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It Just happened to me corrupt file level 13 not a happy chap .it had frozen twice before without ruining my saved data on my Xbox 360 now I've got to wait til they sort it out. how long is a piece of string
|Comment #2.1 by: Phil on 04 Dec 2012, 01:07 GMT|
Same thing on my 360 at level 12. Called Sq Enix & was told they know the fault & are working on a patch. Why release it when they knew it was an issue. Have lost all save data & challenges etc. Very poor & no idea when it will be sorted! Shame cos it is great fun but doubt I will bother wasting time doing it all again :-(
|Comment #3 by: Crazyvic on 04 Dec 2012, 06:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is now my third time that i have had to play this game from the start! they need to fix this At ONCE!!!!!!!!
|Comment #3.1 by: Hitman 14 on 05 Dec 2012, 23:32 GMT|
I had replay the game for three time, not inluding the first tme i went throught the game. That is no way to restore the save file but can bak up the save file in another user! It works! I copy back the save file and it continue the level. By the way, is safer to delete the corrupt file.
|Comment #3.2 by: Tigger man on 09 Dec 2012, 14:43 GMT|
You just have to uninstall the update I'm done with the game !
|Comment #4 by: Oakenhorse on 04 Dec 2012, 14:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My saved games have been corrupted 3 times IN A ROW now.
|Comment #5 by: ssteele15 on 09 Dec 2012, 04:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Heres my comment: whosoever approved the "one-file autosave" feature in all future videogames w no backup functionality should probably assess a large caliber handgun and a mirror w Wiz Khalifa's succinct logic. You should probably take the gun look in the mirror and shoot the first thing you see. Sorry, horrible I know, but Japanese naval commanders did it in their ships in WW2 when they made blunders like this. I'm just saying tho. I'm sure you're way to high up in the company to be fired, sir, But you deserve to be an unemployed Obama voter. Horrible, I know (like weezy baby says it)!
|Comment #5.1 by: DingoBreath on 15 Dec 2012, 21:21 GMT|
I don't know what the fudge ssteele15 is talking about. Crazy.
But I'm glad I'm not the only one this Hitman crash has happened to.
I thought either my game or my PS3 was busted up!
Sorry, I'm NOT glad it's happening to others, I rather it wasn't happening at all, but at least it's a relief knowing I'm not the only one.
Third play through for me after two crashes and forced restarts. This time, I'm quitting to the system menu after every mission and copying my save file to a portable USB stick.
If it happens again... I got back up!
|Comment #6 by: Ps3666er on 16 Dec 2012, 06:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've beat the game and have had no issues with the game what so ever btw I bought it on psn
P.s let me add theirs one glitch but isn't a big issue it just freezes loading back to main menu sometimes nbd
|Comment #7 by: Lex on 16 Dec 2012, 22:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same stuff on my end. I don't like starting over its boring
|Comment #8 by: Miotzuzky on 20 Dec 2012, 23:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
if they dont fix it soon, im totally suing square enix
|Comment #9 by: nikamota on 27 Dec 2012, 03:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Got this game for christmas,started level one,game froze,restarted game,game froze,tried one more time and you guessed it,game froze! My ps3 is working fine,there is something seriously wrong with this game and I am not a happy chap!
|Comment #10 by: Jordan on 31 Dec 2012, 12:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
when i was playing hitman for about a day. I went on it the next day and it seemed to work fine. I was quite far into the game when the next day it said that the saved file of my progress into the game has been damaged and I had to start all over again.
The next day it happened again.
|Comment #11 by: Mr Gamer on 31 Dec 2012, 16:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have found with my hitman absolution ps3 game that it crashes and then says that the data is corruped, I have found an easy way of sort of fixing it, I first before I play the game I back it up on an external hard drive and then when the game crashes, I just delete the corruped data and then copy over the data i copyed on to the external hard drive before and it then works fine, and i just keep on back up the data on to the external hard drive every time i quit the game. It is a bit of a pain but it works.
|Comment #12 by: rageork on 01 Jan 2013, 21:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
this happens to me without the freezing, i just exit game(made sure it saved) quit from main menu and then turn off ps3(just to be safe,since the first time i didn't close the game when it happened). i turn system on next day, no save leaving me not a happy bunny
|Comment #13 by: Dara14 on 02 Jan 2013, 19:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Apparently they had released an update for the game to stop these game save crouptions, and i heard it came out around the 15th.. Well its the 2nd of Jan now and Mine just wiped my saves.
Mine froze a lot throughout the game but i just put that down to bad luck, yet all i had to do is wait long enough or turn off and on. Yet today is the first time it wiped and i'm * , i'm not gonna start all over again cause that would bore me. Even if they do make a patch now its not going to get our game saves back, they rushed the game and i'd say there are more unhappy customers than customers
|Comment #13.1 by: ted on 06 Jan 2013, 05:21 GMT|
THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!!!!
Played the whole * game, the very last bit to kill 3 people (Praetorians) it crashed on loading!!!!
Jesus F'ing Christ!!!
All those hours wasted to not even be able to finish it, ffs.
Save is damaged but the weapon unlocks and % complete is still there, but I can't even select the level apart from the very first!!!!!
I'm don't want to play it all over again. VERY VERY ANNOYED!!!!!
|Comment #13.2 by: Lujo on 14 Jan 2013, 02:13 GMT|
Same here, got bored..I'm returning it, after tried to re-start three times and loosing many hrs, it say the autosaving is damaged and will not leave me choose any levels.
|Comment #14 by: jj on 08 Feb 2013, 17:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
IOI has stopped responding to message posts and e-mails regarding broken saves. It looks like this problem will remain unsolved. While a patch was issued, it did not address concerns regarding saves.
|Comment #15 by: Carianne on 18 Feb 2013, 02:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Halfway through the game, Mastery of every level... froze, erased my game (but still shows my weapons and costumes). Very unhappy. Not picking it up again.
|Comment #16 by: phrank on 15 May 2013, 06:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
These developers are releasing games they know are junk, and they know return policies keep the money in their pockets. If it was anything else there would be hearings over consumer fraud.
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