IO Interactive's forthcoming video game Hitman: Absolution will feature an all-new online mode entitled Contracts, which allows players to create challenges to extend the life of the title beyond its single player campaign.

Contracts allows gamers to play through levels in the solo mode but simultaneously creating their own challenges and objectives. These can subsequently be uploaded to the internet for others to play through.

Each player-generated Contract will have three basic objectives: take out a target, escape and collect the payoff, which is dependent on challenges contained in the Contract.

When gamers play through a level they pick an individual of their choice to take down. If they manage to do this with utmost stealth, using means that do not kill the person and without any collateral damage, then anyone else playing it has to complete it in the same manner.

IO will pick five of the best Contracts every week for an official leader board competition.

Hitman: Absolution, which marks the fifth entry in the series, is due out on November 20th. The plot follows a betrayed Agent 47 as he tries to escape from the police in search for the truth.

The PC version will include some platform-specific features, including better textures, gestrure resolution, shadows and generally sharper graphics for those with DirectX 10 hardware. For those that possess a DirectX 11 graphics card, the visuals will be even more impression through bokeh filtering and tessellation in IO's Glacier 2 engine.

Hitman: Contracts will also have Steam support, which means gamers will be able to save their game in the cloud and continue playing it from any computer. Players who pre-order to game can get it at a ten per cent discount for both the standard and Professional Edition.

The latter includes a 72-page art book, a making of video and the Agency Gun Pack DLC, which includes an upgraded silencer, laser sights and three new weapons.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801430418-ADNFCR
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